King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Synopsis: Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not.
Director(s): Guy Ritchie
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
126 min

Uther, I don't think

we can win this fight.

I know Mordred.

He would accept surrender.

Hold the crown.

And hold it steady.

Drink their blood!


Let us not forget

that before Mordred,

the Mages lived

among us in harmony.

Our relationship with them

was always peaceful.

That was

before they tasted power

and produced

those creatures of war.

But it was

only Mordred, not his people.

So why are we

slaughtering them, Vortigern?

Was not the prince friendly

with the Mages at one time?

Did he not study

with Mordred himself?

What are you implying?

I was sent to study

with him by my father,

as a token of diplomacy.

We would only seek

to remind Your Majesty

that it was a Mage, Merlin,

who gave you the great sword.


Where would we be without Merlin

and the Mages who helped him?

Where are they now?

Why do they not show themselves?

You know where they

are, Lord Mercia.

They are running

for their lives!



There will b no more killings.

There will be no more purges.

Am I clear, brother?

Now leave me.


For a while.

Have we arrived in time

to save you from each other?

The only person I need

saving from is you.

I came for the child, not you.

Then you'll have to

fight me for him.

My brother's not himself today.

Look after him.

I'll see you tomorrow.

Are the men ready?

Yes, they are.

Are you sure

about this, My Lord?

Listen to me, woman.

I need you to do as I tell you.

What's going on?

I need to get you

and the boy away from here.

And I'll join you

as soon as I can.

I'm scared, Uther.

I have the sword.


How do you know

of this place, my love?

You must tell me

where we're going.

Why do you not answer me?

Tell me what

we're doing down here.

My darling, tell me what it is.

Tell me what it is,

and I'll make it stop.

It's okay.

Untie the skiff.

King Vortigern!



Come here!

Come on! Come on!

Run, son!

Step aside for the king.

Get them back to work.



Get them under manners!

Still so handsome, my king.

Why has the water dropped?

Why does the sword

reveal itself now?

I'm not ready,

the tower is not complete.

As your power increases, so, too,

do the forces that will oppose you.

Balance is a law

that cannot be transgressed.

The born king will come.

It is inevitable.

We had a deal.

When the blood of a loved one

is spilt in these waters,

my desire must be met.

There is no ambiguity, My Lord.

We kept our side

of the covenant.

It was you who lost

the boy, and the sword.

Have I not sacrificed enough?

And have you not felt

your power increase?

With every kingdom conquered,

with every level added to your tower.

When it is capped

with the silver from Gaul,

you will have what you wanted.

Find the boy.

Kill him.

And the sword

will answer only to you.

If you desire further help,

you know the price.

Bumped into

the Vikings this morning.

They insisted I give you this

with their deepest apologies.

Get yourself well.

This wasn't

your responsibility, Arthur.

Don't be silly.

You girls have looked

after me for a lot longer than

I've looked after you.

I owe you everything.

What's so funny?

I just wanna know how you

get money out of Vikings.

You ask them for it.

Open the door!


Open in the name of the king!

Open it.

Yes, gentlemen?

A turner come down this way.

We're searching all houses.

Whoa. Slow down, new boy,

before you trip up.

What did you say?

I'm gonna take your

hands for that.


What did I tell you

about this establishment?

He touched me, sir.

Well, you should

count yourself lucky.

Most people have

to pay for that.

Now take your terriers

and get out!

Jack's Eye.

What did he want in here?

Resistance are

on the move again.

Hit a branding barge upriver.

Anyone in the house

you don't know?

Well, I'm not sure, Jack.

People come and go.

But we don't fall that side.

Ah, well, that's as may be.

Well, they fall where they fall.

This "born king" bollocks

isn't good for anyone.

Mind if I take a look?

He's bleeding.

Took an arrow on the way out.

What would happen to a man who

hits the king's barge upriver?

Well, you know

what would happen.

And it doesn't happen quickly.

What would happen to the people

harboring such a man?

Well, they get treated

the same as the man they hide.

Would they, now?

Not sure you're

too welcome here, mate.

You're in safe hands now,

no need to worry.

In the back room, now.

What's this all about, Jack?

What's it got to do with us?

Do you have any idea

who that man is?

For a man who's so popular,

I'm surprised I don't.

Goosefat Bill.

I know who he is.

He got that moniker

'cause he keeps slipping out from the

bars you keep putting him behind.

He was found

in this establishment,

and that doesn't

look good for you.

What's going on?

What's going on where?

You've got some heat on you, Arthur.

Your name keeps coming up.

In what circles?

My mum's sewing circle.

I'm a Blackleg sergeant, stupid.

What circles do you think?

Now, tell me a story

about a girl called Lucy,

a Viking called Greybeard,

and some rebel graffiti

dirtying these walls.

Are you writing a book?

Tell me.

Every detail.

We had a quiet word

with a couple of Vikings.

Get back! Back!

I said from the beginning,

the very beginning.

I woke up.


Well, then I got dressed...

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Joby Harold

Joby Harold is an English screenwriter, producer and director who runs Safehouse Pictures with his producing partner, Tory Tunnell. The company was co-founded in 2005. Since moving the company out to Los Angeles in 2008, Harold's Safehouse Pictures has become known for making splashy entertainment with big unique worlds, great characters, and relevant themes. After writing and producing King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Harold went on to write a new take on the Robin Hood legend for Lionsgate, which he and Tunnell are producing with Otto Bathurst directing and Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Jamie Dornan, and Ben Mendelsohn starring. The film was released in March 2018. The duo have also set up a number of films around town including: Space Invaders at Warner Bros; Puff The Magic Dragon at Fox with Trolls (film) helmer Mike Mitchell directing; Count at Warner Bros with William Eubank directing, etc. Harold also produced My Blind Brother starring Adam Scott, Nick Kroll, and Jenny Slate, which was the highest selling film out of SXSW 2016 and was released by Lionsgate/Starz in the fall of 2016. In TV, Harold's Safehouse Pictures is on the second season of its award-winning show, Underground, which has become the flagship show for WGN. Previously, Harold executive produced and wrote on Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. Harold also wrote and directed Awake for The Weinstein Company starring Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard and Lena Olin, which Tunnell also produced. Harold is currently writing the upcoming DC Extended Universe movie Flashpoint. more…

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