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105 Ratings


Directed by George A. Romero
United States, 1981
Action, Fantasy, Drama


A travelling troupe of jousters and performers are slowly cracking under the pressure of hick cops, financial troubles and their failure to live up to their own ideals.

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Knightriders Directed by George A. Romero

Critics reviews

It’s Romero’s strangest and most beautiful film, both pictorially and in human sentiment, and you almost hear him speaking when a character busts out with: “This isn’t just a roadside carnie; for some of us, it’s a whole lot more.”
September 03, 2017
…Unfortunately, Knightriders was written and directed by George A. Romero, an admirably earnest genre filmmaker who lacks both the conventional filmmaking chops and the prankish sensibility for this sort of pop epic. Romero, given his wont, takes his premise deadly seriously, positioning the contemporary traveling knights’ dust-ups with corrupt law officials and whorish entertainment managers as a metaphor for his own struggle to live and work as a filmmaker on his creative terms…
November 24, 2013
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