Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 32
  2. Negative: 5 out of 32
  1. 38
    The result is as flat as a year-old beer commercial.
  2. 20
    The skits are dreadful, the jokes suck.
  3. 25
    A Middle Ages "Rocky" that spares no cliche in its unduly long, 2 1/4 hours.
  4. The film's one saving grace is Ledger (Mel Gibson's son in "The Patriot").
  5. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Traditionalists and older viewers in general will scoff, while pop culture addicts will no doubt go with the flow.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 105 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 34
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 34
  3. Negative: 5 out of 34
  1. Jun 12, 2011
    This film was a fantastic example of originality. The story was a very ingenious take on the tale from Geoffrey Chaucer, and bringing him into the story was a grand gamble. The scenes of jousting are top notch cinemetography, and the script is witty. A great comedy, well worth watching. Full Review »
  2. Oct 29, 2010
    not excellent, but perfect and very hilarious
  3. Nov 15, 2013
    What I most hate about "A Knight's Tale" is the soundtrack. When the movie begins, you see a group of people singing "We Will Rock You". Excuse me, this is the 14th century, the song isn't released yet. Ultimately, you'll find that "A Knight's Tale" is a silly medieval tale. Full Review »