Black Knight

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"It's only a flesh wound!"
  • PG-13
  • 2001
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 4.9  (39,396)
  • 32

In Black Knight, Martin Lawrence stars as Jamal Walker, a typical, lazy worker for a second-rate medieval theme park. When a competing theme park opens up, Jamal finds his place of employment at risk. However, while cleaning the moat one day, Jamal finds a golden medallion in the water. Hoping to improve his lot, he reaches for it, only to be transported to the past - England, 1328. Waking up in the middle of a forest, Jamal is unaware of this turn of events and sets off to find Medieval World, only to end up at what he believes to be Castle World, the competing theme park. Mistaken for a French Moor and a messenger from Normandy, Jamal is taken in by the king. He continues to believe everyone to simply be actors working in the theme park until he is confronted with an actual beheading. Jamal then accidentally prevents an assassination attempt on the king, which leads to his promotion as head of security. From this point, he goes on to learn the dismal details of King Leo's usurping of the throne from the reigning queen. With the help of a drunkard knight, Sir Knolte, and his love interest, a chambermaid named Victoria, as well as a mismatched and recently-trained army of peasants, Jamal and company set out to help the queen reclaim her rightful throne. After successfully overthrowing King Leo, Jamal is knighted by the reigning Queen. He then wakes up back in the present with an earned desire and passion achieved through his leadership and efforts in reclaiming the queen's throne. He uses this new-found drive to help Medieval World compete with Castle World. Coincidentally, he meets a girl that bears a striking resemblance to Victoria. However, while trying to get her number, he accidentally falls back into the same moat, but this time he winds up in the Colosseum of Ancient Rome, faced with hungry lions.

Black Knight
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The Black Knight

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In Black Knight, Martin Lawrence stars as Jamal Walker, a typical, lazy worker for a second-rate medieval theme park. When a competing theme park opens up, Jamal finds his place of employment at risk. However, while cleaning the moat one day, Jamal finds a golden medallion in the water. Hoping to improve his lot, he reaches for it, only to be transported to the past - England, 1328. Waking up in the middle of a forest, Jamal is unaware of this turn of events and sets off to find Medieval World, only to end up at what he believes to be Castle World, the competing theme park.

Mistaken for a French Moor and a messenger from Normandy, Jamal is taken in by the king. He continues to believe everyone to simply be actors working in the theme park until he is confronted with an actual beheading. Jamal then accidentally prevents an assassination attempt on the king, which leads to his promotion as head of security. From this point, he goes on to learn the dismal details of King Leo's usurping of the throne from the reigning queen. With the help of a drunkard knight, Sir Knolte, and his love interest, a chambermaid named Victoria, as well as a mismatched and recently-trained army of peasants, Jamal and company set out to help the queen reclaim her rightful throne.

After successfully overthrowing King Leo, Jamal is knighted by the reigning Queen. He then wakes up back in the present with an earned desire and passion achieved through his leadership and efforts in reclaiming the queen's throne. He uses this new-found drive to help Medieval World compete with Castle World. Coincidentally, he meets a girl that bears a striking resemblance to Victoria. However, while trying to get her number, he accidentally falls back into the same moat, but this time he winds up in the Colosseum of Ancient Rome, faced with hungry lions.

Black Knight is a 2001 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.9 and a MetaScore of 32.

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  • Release Date
    2001
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 35 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    4.9  (39,396)
  • Metascore
    32