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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
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 26
  2. Negative: 15 out of 26
  1. Lawrence is miraculous, as always.
  2. It's a shrewd little comedy that uses good British actors to challenge its star, who rises to the occasion.
  3. It relies on short bursts of Lawrence's zaniness, punctuated by an occasional joke about stinking feet or vile breath. For his admirers, that will be plenty.
  4. This time-travel scenario is by now shopworn, and the normally riotous Lawrence, a manic and gifted clown, is hamstrung in his efforts to eke humor from the anemic script.
  5. If this cheesy, cheap-looking update of "A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court" had been co-produced by the Ku Klux Klan itself, it could hardly be more repellently stereotypical.
  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
    There's precious little to like about the witless and decidedly tedious Black Knight other than the fact that it's unlikely to generate a sequel.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9

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