Justin And The Knights Of Valour review

Woeful animation is more dreck than Shrek

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It may have Antonio Banderas and Rupert Everett on board, but this 3D cartoon about a would-be knight is more dreck than Shrek .

Distressingly bland in visual, vocal and storytelling terms, it’s apt to have its juvenile demographic shrieking with boredom as it follows Justin (Freddie Highmore) on his quest to reclaim his grandfather’s sword and rid his kingdom of buzz-killing bureaucrats.

Everett and Banderas do camp and gormless respectively as nobles caught up in the tedium, while David Walliams is spectacularly unfunny as a schizophrenic wizard.

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Neil Smith is a freelance film critic who has written for several publications, including Total Film. His bylines can be found at the BBC, Film 4 Independent, Uncut Magazine, SFX Magazine, Heat Magazine, Popcorn, and more.