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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 12 May 2017 (USA)
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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 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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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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Take back the kingdom. 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

Marion Cotillard was rumored for the role of Morgana. 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, Village Roadshow, Ratpac Entertainment and Weed Road Pictures logos are made of newly-forged metal and appear in reverse. See more »

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Featured in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 4 June 2019 (2019) See more »

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The Life
Written by Gareth Williams
Licensed courtesy of Human LLC & Microsoft Corporation
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King Arthur
12 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

Let's be clear: this contains very few aspects of the actual Arthur legend. They probably should have just gone for a wacky original medieval fantasy film instead. That being said, I didn't expect Ritchie's style to work this well here. And he hasn't been this crazy since Snatch. Some montages are so breathless, fast and innovative as far as editing and soundtrack go, it's a pleasure. Sure, the plot follows the genre conventions more or less, and the finale is a bit heavy on CGI. On the other hand the assassination attempt sequence is fantastic and the portrayal of magic pretty cool. Hell, I had fun with this.


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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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