Joe the King (1999)



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Movie Info

In this downbeat drama, 14-year-old Joe Henry's father is a violent alcoholic who can't hold down a job. Joe works illegally as a dishwasher to help support the family, but he resorts to petty theft when it's clear his salary alone won't pay the debts his father owes.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Frank Whaley
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 15, 2000


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Critic Reviews for Joe the King

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (8)

Full Review… | March 22, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
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Even with warts and all, "Joe the King" is a very worthwhile drama.

Full Review… | April 21, 2014
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Audience Reviews for Joe the King


What a depressing movie!? That poor kid! It really makes you wonder just how many kids are suffering that way on a daily basis. It also makes you appreciate what you've got.

Todd Smith

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