Black Knight (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy  |  21 November 2001 (USA)
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Martin Lawrence plays Jamal, an employee in Medieval World amusement park. After sustaining a blow to the head, he awakens to find himself in 14th century England.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sir Knolte of Marlborough
Phillip, Leo's Chamberlain
King Leo
Jeannette Weegar ...
Princess Regina, Leo's Daughter
Helen Carey ...
The Queen
Michael Burgess ...
Isabell O'Connor ...
Mrs. Bostick, 'Medieval World' Owner (as Isabell Monk)
Knight #1
Young Man (as Michael Post)


This is the story an amusement park employee named Jamal Walker who is magically transported back to medieval times in 14th-century England. There, Jamal meets Sir Knolte, a dissolute knight, before he stumbles into the court of the usurper King Leo. Jamal is impressed by what he thinks is the realism of the theme park; only after witnessing a gory beheading does he realize, with horror, where he really is. Jamal encounters the beautiful Victoria who is scheming to return the queen to the throne, and falls afoul of the evil Sir Percival. Joining forces with Sir Knolte and Victoria, Jamal teaches the rebels some helpful football, golfing, and boxing moves, before he dons the armor of the awesome "Black Knight"! Written by Anthony Pereyra {}

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sexual/crude humor and battle violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 November 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chevalier noir  »

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,102,948 (USA) (23 November 2001)


$14,895 (Brazil) (4 October 2002)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism helped in the historical recreation of this movie by providing consulting work and playing as extras. See more »


After Jamal saves Knolte's life, the position of Knolte's hands changes several times between shots. See more »


Jamal: Courage is not the absence of fear. It is the presence of fear, yet the will to move on.
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Version of Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979) See more »


Written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
Performed by Sly and the Family Stone
Courtesy Epic Records
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Stupid, unfunny insulting to even the most moronic intelligence
18 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

There are movies that are absolutely stupid, and yet incredibly funny; Animal House and Caddyshack come to mind. Black Knight is absolutely stupid and incredibly UNfunny. Along with black holes, quarks, and the meaning of life, the greatest mystery of the universe is why Martin Lawrence has a career: The guy is not only not funny, but manages to be truly pitiable -- shucking and jiving like an nineteenth century minstrel. I'm surprised the NAACP doesn't protest his performances, or this movie for that matter.

It's hard to find a redeeming virtue in this movie -- the script seems to have been lost by all indications, the "acting", even using the word in quotation marks gives too much credit, is lousy; and the sets look like they were worked up in a high school basement for a student production.

I'm not sure what audience the makers were going for; Martin Lawrence is often marketed to black audiences, but in this movie he and the love interest are the only blacks in the movie. Of course all the whites are depicted as complete idiots, but Lawrence out-idiots them all.

Another example of Hollywood's contempt for the movie going public. They think they can trowel out any sort of bilge and make money. Let's hope they wake up soon, and if they're going to give us silly movies, make them funny.

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