San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Martin Lawrence finally gets to show what he can do as a screen comedian.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's a shrewd little comedy that uses good British actors to challenge its star, who rises to the occasion.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Though the humor of Black Knight never quite achieves the giddiness of a Monty Python comedy, Lawrence creates a character more lovable than either Bill or Ted on either of their excellent adventures.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Lawrence, as always, exerts the appeal of a con man too lightweight to buy into his own con. He'd be funnier, though, if he didn't insist on being the only funny thing in the room.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It's hard to find the movie unpleasant, but it's hard to imagine it causing any strong reaction at all.
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
It relies on short bursts of Lawrence's zaniness, punctuated by an occasional joke about stinking feet or vile breath. For his admirers, that will be plenty.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
We had hoped for just a funny movie, but instead we get some laughs and plenty of yawns.
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Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
The best thing about Black Knight is when it finally says goodnight.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Dismal time-travel comedy that makes "Big Momma's House" look like "Citizen Kane."
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Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
But in the end everything comes down to Lawrence, who has yet to develop a truly distinct comedic sensibility.
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32 out of 100
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