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The epic tale of King Arthur roars to life in this story of Arthur's rise to power, the Knights of the Round Table, Merlin the Magician, the golden age of Camelot and the search for the Holy Grail.
© 1981 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: John Boorman's operatic, opulent take on the legend of King Arthur is visually remarkable, and features strong performances from an all-star lineup of British thespians.
Exquisite, a near-perfect blend of action, romance, fantasy and philosophy, finely acted and beaut...
June 21, 2017
For all its audacity, a misguided folly.
June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Epic King Arthur saga with illicit affairs and brutality.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Excalibur is no bedtime-fairy tale. Sex, gore, and death are fairly explicit in this version of the Arthur story, with bare breasts and buttocks especially in the Lancelot-Guinevere affair. Violence in combat includes impalings, sword- and axe-thrusts, throat slashings, beheadings, and a near-drowning, though the edge is taken off by the old-fashioned special effects. A matricide by strangulation. Nightmare imagery of rotting corpses dead in their armor. Christianity -- at least a Dark Ages brand of it -- is treated respectfully.
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- Genre:Action, Fantasy
- Release Date:April 10, 1981
- Audio Format:5.1
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