King of the Corner (2005)



Critic Consensus: Riegert makes this low-key, rueful comedy about mid-life angst appealing.

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A man looking for a new purpose in his life finds one that last place he expected in this comedy. Leo Spivak (Peter Riegert) is a man slowly sinking into the quicksand of a midlife crisis. He's become increasingly unsatisfied with his career in product testing, especially now that his young assistant Ed (Jake Hoffman) has taken to stealing his ideas and passing them on to his boss as his own work. Leo's marriage to Rachel (Isabella Rossellini) is not what it once was, especially now that she's … More

Rating: R (for some language and sexual references.)
Genre: Comedy
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Written By: Peter Riegert, Gerald Shapiro
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On DVD: Oct 25, 2005
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as Ed Shifman

as Pete Hargrove

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Critic Reviews for King of the Corner

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (25)

As a portrait of an average guy who makes average mistakes, it conveys wit and wisdom without leaning too heavily on schmaltz.

Full Review… | February 10, 2006
Globe and Mail
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Although it's not a flashy debut, Riegert demonstrates an unfailing generosity toward his fellow actors that takes him far.

Full Review… | September 30, 2005
Seattle Times
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It's a warm, unexpectedly moving portrait of a man on the verge of what could either be a dreadful or delightful second chapter.

Full Review… | September 22, 2005
Washington Post
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This is perilously close to a vanity film, but since the star has always seemed like one of the least vain guys in the business, maybe he deserves to go on a bender.

Full Review… | September 16, 2005
Boston Globe
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Although Riegert, who has here assembled a first-rate cast, clearly has a good touch with actors, his handling of the awkward material reveals his directorial inexperience.

September 1, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
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Mr. Riegert has assembled a capable cast with too little to do or say in this dry, crumbly, barely nourishing tale of intergenerational woe.

August 27, 2005
New York Times
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