Columbia Tristar/Escape Artists/Finestkind (Tim Van
Rellim, Todd Black & Brian Helgeland)
W: Brian Helgeland
DP: Richard Greatrex
Ed: Kevin Stitt
Mus: Carter Burwell
PD: Tony Burrough
Cos: Caroline Harris
Heath Ledger (William Thatcher / Sir Ulrich von
Liechtenstein), Mark Addy (Roland), Rufus Sewell (Count Adhemar), Paul Bettany (Geoffrey Chaucer), Shannyn Sossamon (Jocelyn), Alan Tudyk (Wat)
A tribute to Chaucer rather than a direct adaptation of
his works, this deliberately anachronistic swashbuckling adventure depicts jousting as a medium of entertainment for the Olde English in the same way modern day folk would watch a football
match, with the addition Queen's greatest rock hits.
It's a fun poke at the history books with enjoyable
performances, especially from Ledger and Bettany and is an entertaining popcorn flick which is nigh impossible to take seriously on any level.