A KNIGHT’S TALE (Theatrical Release USA 2001)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì

A Knight’s Tale—rags to riches story—tells its story with the help of Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, and Alan Tudyk. Despite the over-used story theme, the film, surprisingly, becomes a good watch partially due to the introduction of jousting scenes for action, simple and straightforward class rivalry, and reliance on the acting skills of Heath Ledger. Over the years, the film has re-watch value. Good work for Director Brian Helgeland for nice transitioning between scenes.

Storyline

A young peasant, through the art of jousting, attempts to upgrade his life position to royal status.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Brian Helgeland for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Todd Black, Brian Helgeland, and Tim Van Rellim for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: William Thatcher (Heath Ledger), Count Adhemar (Rufus Sewell), Jocelyn (Shannyn Sossamon), Geoffrey Chaucer (Paul Bettany), Kate (Laura Fraser), Roland (Mark Addy), Wat (Alan Tudyk), Christiana (Berenice Bejo), Germaine (Scott Handy), Colville (James Purefoy), Young William Thatcher (Leagh Conwell), John Thatcher (Christopher Cazenove), Simon the Summoner (Steven O’Donnell), Peter the Pardoner (Jonathan Slinger), Sir Ector (Nick Brimble), Flanders King of Arms (Karel Dobry), and Rouen King of Arms (Philip Lenkowsky).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. If one has not watched a good medieval knight tale recently, this one fits the need by intermingling a little comedy with action and some romance. It’s a guy and chick flick share that works.

Ben Meyers

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