David Everitt
July 06, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Despite the billing, this isn’t a Sharon Stone movie. It’s an adaptation of a young-adult novel about a lumbering hulk who’s not as dim as he seems (Henson) and a disabled genius (Culkin, whose mother is played by Stone). Together the boys find a sense of purpose as they set out on Arthurian quests in South Cincinnati. What sounds like a drippy self-esteem tract actually etches a gritty portrait of urban outcasts.

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