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It has more hilarious throwaway lines than most comedies offer up as their best jokes, and it is consistently inspired, energetic and, most important, light on its feet.
San Francisco Chronicle
Martin Lawrence finally gets to show what he can do as a screen comedian.
Wall Street Journal
It's a shrewd little comedy that uses good British actors to challenge its star, who rises to the occasion.
Philadelphia Inquirer
Though the humor of Black Knight never quite achieves the giddiness of a Monty Python comedy, Lawrence creates a character more lovable than either Bill or Ted on either of their excellent adventures.
Entertainment Weekly
Lawrence, as always, exerts the appeal of a con man too lightweight to buy into his own con. He'd be funnier, though, if he didn't insist on being the only funny thing in the room.
We had hoped for just a funny movie, but instead we get some laughs and plenty of yawns.
Boston Globe
It's hard to find the movie unpleasant, but it's hard to imagine it causing any strong reaction at all.
Charlotte Observer
It relies on short bursts of Lawrence's zaniness, punctuated by an occasional joke about stinking feet or vile breath. For his admirers, that will be plenty.
Baltimore Sun
The best thing about Black Knight is when it finally says goodnight.
New York Daily News
Dismal time-travel comedy that makes "Big Momma's House" look like "Citizen Kane."
But in the end everything comes down to Lawrence, who has yet to develop a truly distinct comedic sensibility.
New York Post
If this cheesy, cheap-looking update of "A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court" had been co-produced by the Ku Klux Klan itself, it could hardly be more repellently stereotypical.

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