ABC Film Challenge – 2000s Movies – K – A Knight’s Tale (2001) Movie Review

Director: Brian Helgeland

Writer: Brian Helgeland (Screenplay)

Starring: Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell, Shannyn Sossamon, Paul Bettany, Laura Fraser, Alan Tudyk

Plot: After his master dies, a peasant squire, fuelled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.

Runtime: 2 Hours 12 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: A Knight’s Tale starts when three squires William Thatcher (Ledger), Roland (Addy) and Wat (Tudyk) decide to take their master’s place in a joust after his death. When William wins, the three decide to continue the journey becoming Ulrich thanks to the stories of Geoffrey Chaucer (Bettany).

As the group start to make a reputation for themselves, they start turning heads with William falling for Jocelyn (Sossamon), while a champion jouster Count Adhemar (Sewell) is looking to expose him for the fraud he is.

Thoughts on A Knight’s Tale

ThoughtsA Knight’s Tale is the action-adventure movie that made jousting an interesting sport, showing the unlikely rider competing in championships which is meant only for the knights of the world. It will show us that a sport can be competed with anyone who is determined to fight for the right reasons. The action sequences are great fun, but the comedy is where this movie shines, with Alan Tudyk, Paul Bettany and Mark Addy getting all the laughs along the way. Heath Ledger shines as the charismatic aspiring knight filled with the confidence and insecurities he might face in everyday life. This is an enjoyable tale that is filled with the adventure you need to escape in this world.

Final Thoughts A Knight’s Tale fun adventure movie

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