First Knight

1995 PG-13 2h 13m DVD

First Knight

1995 PG-13 2h 13m DVD
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Agonizing choices confront King Arthur, Lady Guinevere and Sir Lancelot in this lyrical retelling of the legend of Camelot. With Guinevere torn between her husband and Lancelot, he must balance loyalty to the throne with the rewards of true love.
Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond, Ben Cross, Liam Cunningham, Christopher Villiers, Valentine Pelka, Colin McCormack, Ralph Ineson, John Gielgud
Jerry Zucker
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Spanish (Neutral), Korean
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this retelling of the Arthur-Guinevere-Lancelot love triangle has action, romance, and scads of bloody battle sequences, death, maiming, and other assorted medieval savagery. Still, its more quantity than "quality" -- expect lots of red swords and red-drenched clothing, but no gory displays of visible entrails, decapitations, or amputation.

Sexual Content

Overtones of erotic suggestiveness and light bodice ripping, but most of the sexual energy hinges on desire and not consummation.


No outright gore, but oodles of old-fangled violence: vanquishment, thrashing, maiming, spearing, arson, and all the death and destruction than one army of ruthless warlords can do innocent villagers. Mostly, women and children are traumatized and orphaned and widowed -- not killed themselves. The wide assortment of medieval sling-shots, flaming bow and arrows, mallets, and other weapons are generally violent but not vividly awful.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Issues of justice and decency are at the forefront of characters' thoughts and actions throughout. Many instances in which characters must choose between self-interest and decency, betrayal or loyalty, personal happiness, and the greater good. Arthur's former knight, Malagant, has chosen a path of vengeance and disloyalty. Lancelot and Guinevere must also weigh their personal interests with their values, their country's interest, and their allegiance to their king. Even King Arthur eventually must weigh his need for revenge and personal satisfaction with the forgiveness and the needs of his people.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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