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Actors of "Excalibur"
Characters of "Excalibur"
Directors of "Excalibur"John BoormanBirthdate: 18 January 1933, Rosehill, Carshalton, Surrey, England, UK
Creators of "Excalibur"Thomas MaloryBirthdate: 1414, Newbold Revel, Warwickshire, England, UKRospo Pallenberg
Critic Reviews of "Excalibur"TIME MagazineNovember 06, 2013
Give Boorman credit for the loopy grandeur of his imagery and imaginings, for the sweet smell of excess, for his heroic gamble that a movie can dare to trip over its pretensions -- and still fly.Chicago ReaderNovember 06, 2013
There is humor here (in the form of a vaudeville Merlin, played by Nicol Williamson) as well as a diminution of scale that seems intended to help audiences through the thornier byways of Boorman's vision.VarietyOctober 08, 2008
Exquisite, a near-perfect blend of action, romance, fantasy and philosophy, finely acted and beautifully filmed by director John Boorman and cinematographer Alex Thomson.Time OutJanuary 26, 2006
For all its audacity, a misguided folly.Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 23, 2004
What a wondrous vision Excalibur is! And what a mess.New York TimesAugust 30, 2004
Mr. Boorman takes these myths very seriously, but he has used them with a pretentiousness that obscures his vision.Sky MoviesNovember 06, 2013
The result is almost always the handsomest of films to behold. Storywise it has its moments, too, although it never quite achieves the difficult blend of grandeur and madness for which it strives.TV GuideNovember 06, 2013
Excessive but occasionally inspired, Excalibur gives us grimy lumbering knights, gloomy castles, slithering dragons, mesmerizing magic, and (of course) the struggle between good and evil.People MagazineNovember 06, 2013
Despite moments of high style and wit, [Excalibur] too often substitutes mayhem for magic.Radio TimesNovember 06, 2013
The search for the Holy Grail and the final battle are simply stunning sequences, and, while the dizzying pace leaves scant time for proper characterisation, Nicol Williamson, Nigel Terry and Helen Mirren make their mark.Film4November 06, 2013
Perhaps the best-ever filmed version of the Arthurian legend.Three Movie BuffsApril 28, 2013
Remains the definitive big screen telling of the Arthurian legend.
Gallery of "Excalibur"