• R, 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Frank Whaley
    In Theaters:
    Oct 15, 1999 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 15, 2000
  • Trimark

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Joe the King Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Even with warts and all, "Joe the King" is a very worthwhile drama.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 21, 2014
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

An uncompromising but wonderful film that reinforces the saying 'Never judge a person until you've walked in their shoes.'

| Original Score: 4/5

October 5, 2005
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

A very tough, very real film, anchored by the memorable work of the two leads.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

December 5, 2004
Clint Morris
Moviehole

An excellent piece of entertainment. The cast is undeniably brilliant.

| Original Score: 4/5

September 19, 2002
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net

a deeply sad picture of mistreated youth, told with considerable skill, and blessedly shorn of sentimentality

Full Review Source: culturevulture.net

January 1, 2000
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

Unfortunately, Whaley opts to take the sentimental route, providing easy, crowd-pleasing answers to the serious questions he raises.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 1, 2000
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 1/5

July 5, 2005
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

June 6, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

January 26, 2005
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

| Original Score: 3/5

March 24, 2004
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: B

April 3, 2002

Globe and Mail
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Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 22, 2002
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2001
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Athan Bezaitis
Filmcritic.com

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

January 1, 2000
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Diane Selkirk
Apollo Guide

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 72/100

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 1, 2000
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