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Gawain and the Green Knight (1973)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Fantasy | June 1973 (UK)
The medieval legend of a supernatural knight who challenges the king's men to kill him.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gawain
... Linet
... Green Knight
... King
... Sir Bertilak
David Leland ... Humphrey
... Seneschal
... Fortinbras
... Oswald
Willoughby Goddard ... Knight
... Old Knight
Pauline Letts ... Lady of Lyonesse
... Bearded Man
... Pilgrim
... Wiseman


The medieval legend of a supernatural knight who challenges the king's men to kill him.

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Adventure | Fantasy


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Release Date:

June 1973 (UK)  »

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight  »

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2.35 : 1
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Pathetically weird
2 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie is so mediocre, it's depressing. It's not so bad that it's unwatchable, but it's not good enough to be even remotely interesting. It's a long, dull movie with nothing to recommend it... except for one thing that is worth noting:

Almost every other review points out that this movie seems to be the inspiration for "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." However, I am surprised to see that no one else noticed something very interesting: Ronald Lacey plays a guy who gets his hand burned to a crisp by a hot medallion. Strange that the EXACT SAME THING happened to him eight years later when he played a Nazi in "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

Other than that fun bit of trivia, the rest of the movie contains unnerving landscapes that look like something Dr. Suess would draw if he was on LSD, ridiculous costumes, dull fight scenes, creepy characters, and the overall feel of a fever dream. It's definitely weird, but not in a so-weird-you-have-to-watch-it way, just a so-weird-you-better-just-skip-it way. 3/10 stars.

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