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  • Summary: Jamal Walker (Lawrence) toils, unhappily, at Medieval World, a theme park that looks like it has not been renovated, or had customers, since the Dark Ages. After falling into the park's fetid moat, Jamal crawls out into fourteenth century England. The Middle Ages will never be the same.Jamal Walker (Lawrence) toils, unhappily, at Medieval World, a theme park that looks like it has not been renovated, or had customers, since the Dark Ages. After falling into the park's fetid moat, Jamal crawls out into fourteenth century England. The Middle Ages will never be the same. (Twentieth Century Fox) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 26
  2. Negative: 15 out of 26
  1. It has more hilarious throwaway lines than most comedies offer up as their best jokes, and it is consistently inspired, energetic and, most important, light on its feet.
  2. It's a shrewd little comedy that uses good British actors to challenge its star, who rises to the occasion.
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    We had hoped for just a funny movie, but instead we get some laughs and plenty of yawns.
  4. Reviewed by: Steve Simels
    30
    The lame and apparently tacked-on ending (which seems to crib footage from 2000's "Gladiator"), suggests the rather terrifying prospect of a Roman-era sequel. Five words: Be afraid, be very afraid.
  5. 25
    But in the end everything comes down to Lawrence, who has yet to develop a truly distinct comedic sensibility.
  6. 25
    It's fitting that Black Knight, the new time-travel movie with Martin Lawrence, should arrive at the start of the Christmas season, because the season gives us the perfect word to describe it: humbug.
  7. 0
    "It's no longer funny, but he refuses to give up the joke." That just about sums it up except for the film's shopworn plot -- and its wretchedly cheap production design.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9

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