All our servers are currently overloaded. Please try again later or get our premium subscription.Get PremiumRefresh pageWe are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our servers. We hope to have this resolved soon. This issue doesn't affect premium users.Get PremiumWatch on MixDrop/MyStream
First KnightSwordsman Lancelot is incredibly skilled at fighting, but when he meets Guinevere, he can't seem to get past her defenses. But Guinevere is due to be married to King Arthur. Meanwhile, a violent warlord tries to seize power from Arthur and Lancelot must try to put his feelings aside and defend his king.
Actors of "First Knight"
Characters of "First Knight"
Directors of "First Knight"Jerry ZuckerBirthdate: 11 March 1950, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Creators of "First Knight"Lorne CameronDavid Hoselton
Critic Reviews of "First Knight"Rolling StoneMay 12, 2001
Whenever Zucker stops piling on battle scenes as if he were directing Braveheart, his film casts a romantic spell.VarietyFebruary 13, 2001
Aside from casting Richard Gere as Lancelot, First Knight marches out as an agreeably intelligent, mature and well-mounted telling of the legendary King Arthur story.Los Angeles TimesFebruary 13, 2001
The problem for him[Gere], and the film, comes when the non-physical acting begins.Washington PostJanuary 01, 2000
There's swordplay to the hilt, but the story itself never quite gets in Gere.Washington PostJanuary 01, 2000
Pillaged of such mainstays as Merlin and Morgan le Fay-as well as magic, majesty and depth-'Camelot' has become 'Camelite.'Film.comJanuary 01, 2000
...lots of action and chivalrous pomp, but no magic.Apollo GuideApril 23, 2008
While director Jerry Zucker seems to have been intent on dragging the film to the mushy middle, it's still more entertaining than most comparable Middle Ages-set movies.Groucho ReviewsApril 21, 2008
Goes for a pass as a shallow but occasionally rousing swordfighting flick with a handful of thoughtful scenes...has something those other pictures don't have: Sean Connery as King Arthur.EmanuelLevy.ComAugust 16, 2005
Director Zucker is unsuccessful in trying to put a fresh angle on the familiar story, and he is not much helped by his romantic leads, Richard Gere and Julia Ormond.TheMovieReport.comAugust 07, 2004
The out-of-place [Richard] Gere doesn't do justice to the fine performance of [Julia] Ormond.MovieCrypt.comApril 06, 2003
No Merlin, no magic, no way.eFilmCritic.comMarch 21, 2003
Bland and over-romanticized treatment of the Arthurian legend. Gere ridiculously miscast as Lancelot. Watch Boorman's EXCALIBUR instead.
Gallery of "First Knight"