King Artless

Bruckheimer's knights go for grit but lose the glory

Luckily the filmmakers got exactly the kind of pivotal event they were hoping for -- an unexpected act of nature that served to dramatize the dynamics of the family, their traditional beliefs, and their crucial relationships with the animals that sustain them. The result, beautifully and respectfully filmed, is a vivid anthropological document suffused with plenty of emotion and a touch of tribal magic. Anyone who admired the one-of-a-kind Inuit survival film The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat) in 2002 is likely to embrace Weeping Camel too. Just don't expect any flaming multiple-car pileups, or Brad Pitt and 10,000 archers laying siege to a papiér-máché set the size of Burbank.

Lots of sexy men in armor but  not much story
Lots of sexy men in armor but not much story


Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Written by David Franzoni. Starring Clive Owen, Ioan Gruffudd, Ray Winstone, and Keira Knightley.

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