• PG-13, 1 hr. 42 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Steven Soderbergh
    In Theaters:
    Sep 1, 1993 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 9, 1994
  • Universal Pictures

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King of the Hill Reviews

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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
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The slow-paced King of the Hill is a feel-good fable in which it's difficult to work up any worry over a boy with clearly unsinkable spirits.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

July 8, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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With the kind of material you'd never dream of associating with him, Soderbergh has made his best film.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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A remarkable odyssey about a resilient young hero who uses both his imagination and his sense of reality to survive.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

It all seemed like an oddly straightforward ... choice for Soderbergh at the time, but he has proven since then that his lateral range is almost immeasurable.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

March 6, 2014
Clint Morris
Moviehole

Bradford gives a memorable performance

| Original Score: 3/5

March 31, 2005
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Affirms imagination as a character attribute that helps a resilient adolecent to survive in hard times.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

August 20, 2002
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Soderbergh's most underrated film and easily his most affecting.

| Original Score: 5/5

June 11, 2004
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Tenderly directed and written by Steven Soderbergh.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

July 25, 2012
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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It's his best work by far.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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| Original Score: 3/4

May 12, 2001
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 5/5

January 5, 2004
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

To revisit King of the Hill—or to discover it—is to realize how seldom American cinema deems it worthwhile to tell a child's story with anything approaching serious psychological intent. [Criterion Blu-ray/DVD]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 19, 2014
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 4/5

October 9, 2005
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

Early Soderbergh family drama is excellent.

| Original Score: 4/5

April 20, 2007
Jurgen Fauth
About.com

| Original Score: 4/5

October 15, 2003
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

February 12, 2009
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

| Original Score: 3/5

May 6, 2005
David Poland
Hot Button

One of Soderbergh's Very Best

| Original Score: 5/5

July 26, 2002
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

one of Soderbergh's best films: a painterly, thoughtful, and subtly emotional portrait of preadolescent coming of age in dire circumstances

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 20, 2014
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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March 26, 2009
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

October 6, 2007

Hollywood Reporter
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April 24, 2008
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