The Kid Who Would Be King

Evil Gets Schooled.


The Kid Who Would Be King
An adolescent twist on the King-Arthur-Sword-in-the-Stone story, about a teenage boy who thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin, take on the wicked enchantress Morgana. With the future at stake, he must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.

120 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence, Horror).
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Denise Gough, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Noma Dumezweni, Rebecca Ferguson
Director
Joe Cornish
ScreenplayJoe Cornish
MusicElectric Wave Bureau
CinematographyBill Pope
EditingJonathan Amos, Paul Machliss
Sound formatsUnknown
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2019
Produced byBig Talk Productions, Working Title Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama, comedy
LanguageNone
NudityIt is frequent, low impact nudity in a non-sexual context, with non-exposure of private parts and justified by the context.
SexNone
ViolenceIt is frequent and of moderate impact with unrealistic context.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsContains scenes of horror (? - Ed.)
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
10 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
4
Violence
3
Sex
1
Language
1
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

24.com
Ilan Preskovsky quote iconAs it is, it’s not too difficult to recommend the film to younger audiences, especially, but those of us looking for a King Arthur retelling with a bit more with and invention, it’s hard to not be disappointed.
10
Metacritic.com
34 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
153 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe Kid Who Would Be King recalls classic all-ages adventures -- and repurposes a timeless legend -- for a thoroughly enjoyable new addition to the family movie canon.
18
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
13
CommonSenseMedia
Sandie Angulo Chen quote icon'Goonies' meets 'LOTR' in fun but sometimes scary adventure.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
17 users
11
Rottentomatoes users
770 users
13
IMDB
2671 Netizens
13
The Movie DB
Community
12
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
13

Average .. 66%

13

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