Review: A Knight's Tale

A Knight's Tale

This film could be considered as one of 2001’s big releases, but it perhaps didn’t get the attention it deserved. With no big stars (although many recognisable faces to British viewers) this helped make this film even better, as all those involved were cast brilliantly.

Centred on a servant to a late squire and his ambition to “change his stars” and become a successful knight, it follows his path from humble peasant to a place in the world jousting championships. Helped by his old friends, and new ones in the shape of Jeff Chaucer - ‘Chaucer’s the name, writings the game’, and the only female blacksmith who produces lighter harder wearing body armour bearing her mark that is very similar to the Nike ‘swoosh’.

Although set in medieval times, it’s such references as well as the use of music from the likes of David Bowie, Queen etc. that make this such an unusual yet original film, and easily one of the best films of 2001.


3 responses so far. Go on, add yours!

 Gravatar#1 On June 25, 2005 12:14 AM, Larra said...

This is a great and funny movie. Heath Ledger does a very good job.
Not to mention he's really hot...
A great movie!

 Gravatar#2 On February 5, 2006 6:13 PM, taylor said...

i loved this show i hope they make a sequal but it cant be one of those cheap two month projects it has to be high budget great film sort of thing ,.......... i would do anything to be in a show like that but since i cant do me a favor and make a second so that i can whatch it over and over again!!!!!!!

 Gravatar#3 On October 23, 2006 1:39 AM, Blake said...

this movie was way kool....i always thought knights and jousting was awsome.....if i had a chance...i think i would try it..looks fun.
All the characters are great as well funny they all did a great part. Heath ledger is with out a doubt THE coolest knight played in the movie. paul totally awsome. His speels in this moive are crazy but the koolest thing lol. Roland and .....Wat...? there kool too. If i were a knight...they would be w/ me as well. And Wat is jusst plain funny.

Shannyn....i'm glad she played in this movie....she had a great part. She is like....SOOOOOOO pretty!!!!!!! at some points i wish i was in Ledger's spot ;). Over all this was the koolest movie and i do hope they can make another...hopefully w/ all the same people.

Film Details

Directed by:
Brian Helgeland
Heath Ledger, Rufus Sewell, Shannyn Sossamon, Paul Bettany
Columbia Pictures

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