Director: Brian Helgeland Starring: Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany, Mark Addy, Alan Tudyk, Shannyn Sossamon, Rufus Sewell, Laura Fraser, James Purefoy
Certificate: PG Running Time: 138 Minutes
Tagline: "He will rock you"
Times have been lean in RKS-land of late. With so little resources available, I'm afraid visits to the cinema have been even more infrequent than usual, so I shall instead take a look at one of my favourite films and hopefully convert a few new fans in the process! It is, as you may have guessed, A Knight's Tale, featuring a superb ensemble cast headed by the late Heath Ledger. Although he was an immense talent, I was never what you might call a Heath Ledger fan and didn't really know who he was when I first saw this film, but it soon became one of my most watched DVD's, thanks in part to his charismatic performance, and I was very saddened to hear of his premature passing, around three years ago now. He was a versatile actor whose talents saw him portray a number of varied roles. This one, which is the second directorial effort from acclaimed writer, Brian Helgeland, is set in 1370's France and tells the tale of peasant squire, William Thatcher.
|A disguised William prepares for his first 'tilt'...|
|The dastardly Count Adhemar...|
|Lady Jocelyn wearing a very Middle Ages outfit...|
|A determined-looking cadre approach the 'lists'...|
|Little old Kate doesn't appreciate the joke...|
|It's not all swords and lances...|
RKS Score: 9/10