The Green Knight (titled onscreen as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Anonymous) is a 2021 American epic medieval fantasy film written, edited, produced, and directed by David Lowery. The film stars Dev Patel as Gawain, a newly-appointed knight from King Arthur‘s Round Table, who sets out on a journey to test his courage and face the Green Knight. Based on the 14th-century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the film also stars Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Sean Harris, and Ralph Ineson.
The Green Knight was theatrically released in the United States on July 30, 2021, by A24. It received acclaim from critics, with praise for Lowery’s direction, Patel’s performance, and the cinematography.
MCDI film critic Jack Lautaret gives his thoughts in today’s Bite-Sized Review.