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Excalibur

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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.
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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
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