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Knightriders

1981

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  • ...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...

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    Film Comment: Nick Pinkerton
    September 03, 2017 | September/October 2017 Issue (p. 67)

    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."