Joe the King Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Athan Bezaitis
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Unfortunately, Whaley opts to take the sentimental route, providing easy, crowd-pleasing answers to the serious questions he raises.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
June 6, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 5, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
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Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 26, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
September 19, 2002
An excellent piece of entertainment. The cast is undeniably brilliant.
| Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 21, 2014
Even with warts and all, "Joe the King" is a very worthwhile drama.
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net
January 1, 2000
a deeply sad picture of mistreated youth, told with considerable skill, and blessedly shorn of sentimentality
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 5, 2005
An uncompromising but wonderful film that reinforces the saying 'Never judge a person until you've walked in their shoes.'
| Original Score: 4/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Diane Selkirk
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 72/100
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
March 26, 2009
Chuck Walton
Hollywood.com
September 8, 2009

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January 1, 2000

Movieline
January 9, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 21, 2004
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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