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The King

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

May 19, 2006 (NY, LA)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

James Marsh

Starring :

Gael Garcia Bernal, William Hurt, Pell James, Paul Dano, Laura Harring

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

3 of 4

“..the jaw-dropping story of a born-again Christian facing the sins of his past in ways unimaginable..”
by Jack Mathews [New York Daily News]
3 of 5

“..If it weren't so engrossingly creepy, The King would fall flat on its face..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
2 of 4

“..devolves into pointless and preposterous nastiness..”
by [Newsday]
3 of 5

“..an engaging work..”
by Peter Bradshaw [Guardian Unlimited Film]
7 of 10

“..a disturbing update of mythic tropes..”
by Michelle Thomas [Future Movies]
4 of 5

“..a controversial, frequently horrific but hypnotically compelling film..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
4 of 5

“..A compelling, intelligent and provocative sins-of-the-father story with a terrific ensemble cast..”
by Damon Wise [Empire Magazine]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Chris Barsanti [FilmCritic.com]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Anthony Quinn [The Independent]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Eric Lurio [Greenwich Village Gazette]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
1 of 4
Reviewed by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
Reviewed by Donald Levit [ReelTalk]
Reviewed by David Edelstein [New York Magazine]

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