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The Kid Who Would Be King Rated PG

The Kid Who Would Be King

Dir. Joe Cornish. UK, 2019. 2h. Starring Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Rebecca Ferguson, Tom Taylor, Patrick Stewart, Rhianna Dorris, Dean Chaumoo.

Family-friendly fantasy inspired by Arthurian legend, with all the charm of a 1980s classic kids adventure film. A young boy stumbles upon the mythical Excalibur and unites his friends into a band of knights in Joe Cornish’s (Attack the Block) sword-and-sorcery tale.

‘Cornish has made a royally good adventure movie. A crowning achievement.’ ★★★★ Jake Cunningham, Little White Lies

‘If you factor in the movie's faith in the kindness of children and its eventual optimism about the future, it becomes, in essence, a healing myth for the ills of contemporary Britain.’ ★★★★ Kevin Maher, The Times