Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not.

Director:

Guy Ritchie

Writers:

Joby Harold (screenplay by), Guy Ritchie (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Hunnam ... Arthur
Astrid Bergès-Frisbey ... The Mage
Jude Law ... Vortigern
Djimon Hounsou ... Bedivere
Eric Bana ... Uther
Aidan Gillen ... Bill
Freddie Fox ... Rubio
Craig McGinlay ... Percival
Tom Wu ... George
Kingsley Ben-Adir ... Wet Stick
Neil Maskell ... Back Lack
Annabelle Wallis ... Maggie
Zac Barker Zac Barker ... Young Arthur 2 yrs
Oliver Barker ... Young Arthur 2 yrs
Geoff Bell ... Mischief John
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Storyline

An alternative version of the King Arthur legend. As a boy, Arthur is left orphaned after his father, King Uther Pendragon, and mother are killed in a war waged against them by Vortigern, who then assumes the throne. Arthur flees and is raised in a brothel, knowing very little of his birthright. Vortigern wants Arthur dead, to ensure there is no claimant to the throne. The legends foretell that only the next king will be able to draw Excalibur, Uther's sword, from the rock where it is lodged. So, in an effort to identify Arthur, Vortigern forces all the young men of Arthur's age to attempt to draw out the sword. Now it is Arthur's turn. Written by grantss

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Temptation blackens the heart. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, some suggestive content and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Very little of Joby Harold's script was used. Producer Lionel Wigram rewrote it considerably. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie when King Arthur is talking to the Viking rep., He switches from working on the Round Table in a white shirt to a maroon vest and eating on the completed round table. A few more switches in clothing occur in the next sequence of knighting with Excalibur too. See more »

Quotes

King Arthur: So what happens now?
Vortigern: You know what happens now. You're quickly becoming a legend.
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros logo has runes on it. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) See more »

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The Devil and The Huntsman
Performed by Sam Lee
Written by Sam Lee and Daniel Pemberton
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The reviews does this movie no justice. it doesn't have to be the old story with no creativity.

I believe this movie would have been a master piece of a series due to the huge amount of event packed into 2 hours, but this is no criticism on how great the movie is and how the numbers of this site doesn't do it justice. 90% of the negative reviews comes under the lame excuse of "that's not how king Arthur is supposed to be". If you actually want a movie where you know everything already starting from the story, characters and twists then I'd call you the stupidest ever. Yes this isn't your typical king Arthur movie, and that adds even more to the awesomeness of it.amnt saying the movie is flawless, no movie is, but it was great starting from acting, animation, story, music tracks, everything. Again would have been better off it was a series and I hope there would be a sequel including the knights of the round table, sure Lancelot and some dramatic betrayal or even Arthur's betrayal himself to the kingdom.


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Country:

UK | USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur See more »

Filming Locations:

Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,371,270, 14 May 2017

Gross USA:

$39,175,066

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$148,675,066
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2.39 : 1
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