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King Of The Ants (1999)

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Release Date: Sep 1, 2003 Wide

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Michael grew up in a college town with daydreams of being a member of the football team that he would watch doing drills -- an accomplishment that would make his military family proud. When the day comes that Michael actually enters college, however, he finds that living up to his father's expectations is not so easy; he rarely makes it off the bench and is hardly the football player he'd once dreamed of being. Then me meets Brenda, a girl that appreciates him for who he is, whether or not he's

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Charlie Higson

Sep 28, 2004

First Look Studios

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A nice tale of vengeance with some primo acting.

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Darker than pitch and unusually effective in showcasing the brutality and ugliness of murder.

March 14, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

Apesar da abordagem incorreta de Gordon (que pensa estar dirigindo um terror), o filme se beneficia do interessante roteiro e das ótimas atuações de McKenna, Baldwin e Wendt.

August 23, 2004
Cinema em Cena

...[an] unusual story about revenge and redemption.

July 4, 2004 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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Audience Reviews for King Of The Ants

From Stuart Gordon we get another gem. The back made it look like some kind of monster flick, but it was just a still from a dream sequence, which was a little disappointing. Still, pretty messed up, and the guys face after being beaten with golf clubs for weeks is really nasty/awesome. Plus, who doesn't want to see the fat guy from Cheers get his head cut off?
March 22, 2008
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Curtis Lilly

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A very grim and disturbing low budget movie that will not be for everyone's taste, it is a Stuart Gordon movie after all.

It's a lot better than average B-movie releases. The story, though grim natured, is interesting and compelling. The acting on the whole was good, particularly by the lead actor, Chris McKenna, in his first leading role, who is in almost every single scene, and for the movie to really succeed his performance needed to be strong and he certainly pulled it off.

It's violent, dark and disturbing, but if that's your thing it's well worth watching.
April 19, 2007
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Lee ?

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King of the Ants is a disturbing and violent tale of the dark side of humanity and betrayal. It is brutal and dehumanizing, I don't really understand why Stuart Gordon decided to make this film but he didn't make it right for sure. Part torture porn, part revenge thriller, King of the Ants lived up to it's title and managed to shock it's viewers.
July 29, 2013
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