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Rated
PG-13
Runtime 132 min
Ratings
59% critics Rotten Tomatoes
79% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Age 12+ Common Sense Media
Genre Action, Adventure, Romance
Release 05/11/01
Actors Heath Ledger, Rufus Sewell, Shannyn Sossamon, Paul Bettany
Directors Brian Helgeland
Inspired by "The Canterbury Tales," as well as the early life of William Marshall (later First Earl of Pembroke), this is the story of William, a young squire with a gift for jousting. After his master dies suddenly, the squire hits the road with his cohorts Roland and Wat. On the journey, they stumble across an unknown writer, Chaucer. William, lacking a proper pedigree, convinces Chaucer to forge genealogy documents that will pass him off as a knight. With his newly-minted history in hand, the young man sets out to prove himself a worthy knight at the country's jousting competition, and finds romance along the way.
Genre Action, Adventure, Romance
Release 05/11/01
Actors Heath Ledger, Rufus Sewell, Shannyn Sossamon, Paul Bettany
Directors Brian Helgeland
Inspired by "The Canterbury Tales," as well as the early life of William Marshall (later First Earl of Pembroke), this is the story of William, a young squire with a gift for jousting. After his master dies suddenly, the squire hits the road with his cohorts Roland and Wat. On the journey, they stumble across an unknown writer, Chaucer. William, lacking a proper pedigree, convinces Chaucer to forge genealogy documents that will pass him off as a knight. With his newly-minted history in hand, the young man sets out to prove himself a worthy knight at the country's jousting competition, and finds romance along the way.