Excalibur

Film, Action and adventure
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)

Time Out says

Visually impressive but generally muddled and uneven adaptation of Malory's Morte d'Arthur, both overlong and incoherent as it follows the quest for the Holy Grail and the climactic battle between Arthur and Mordred. Almost determinedly bizarre (or stupid?) in some of its characterisation - most notably Williamson's eccentric Merlin - it also adds a dash of gore and a touch of sex for good modernist measure. Nothing, however, can counter the film's inability to sway the emotions. For all its audacity, a misguided folly.

Details

Release details

Duration:
140 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
John Boorman
Screenwriter:
John Boorman, Rospo Pallenberg
Cast:
Robert Addie
Nigel Terry
Gabriel Byrne
Paul Geoffrey
Cherie Lunghi
Nicholas Clay
Nicol Williamson
Helen Mirren

Users say (2)

5 out of 5 stars