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Kings of the Evening (2010)



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This independently produced drama from director Andrew P. Jones travels back to the Great Depression of the 1930s. It tells the sad saga of Homer Hobbs (Tyson Beckford), a young African-American man who wraps up a two-year jail sentence and returns home to his dead-end small town with a complete lack of prospects. Instinctively, Homer develops a rapport and begins to stick together with four other people roughly in the same boat as he is: Clarence (Glynn Turman), a zero who longs to be someone significant; Gracie (Lynn Whitfield), a down-and-out boarding-house owner who harbors a shocking secret; Benny (Reginald T. Dorsey), a street hustler who plans to relocate to sunny Florida and start afresh; and Lucy (Linara Washington), a woman whose scandalous past threatens to destroy the lives of those around her.more
Rating: PG (for thematic elements, language throughout, some violence and smoking)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Page Jones, Andrew P. Jones
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 1, 2010
Box Office: $98.7k
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Tyson Beckford
as Homer Hobbs
Linara Washington
as Lucy Waters
Reginald T. Dorsey
as Benny Potter
Bruce McGill
as Wilfred Cheedle
Steven Williams
as Mr. Gamba
Lou Myers
as Counterman
Clyde Jones
as Reginald Crump
Willard E. Pugh
as Henry Nicholson
Wilard E. Pugh
as Henry Nicholson
Justin Malloy
as Franklin Cheedle
Toby Metcalf
as Yard Foreman
Gayland Williams
as Mrs. Cheedle
Jana Camp
as Genya
Tish Brandt
as Mrs. Sadie Bloom
Charles Quiett
as Al the Bartender
Tariq Alexander
as Stanley Stutz
Tenora Young
as Mrs. Hobbs
David Blackwell
as Pawn Broker
John J. Hambrick
as Quarry Worker
John Hambrick
as Quarry Worker
Lavelle White
as Piano Player
Dale Goebel
as Prison Guard
Sharles Seafous
as Prisoner #1
Ryan Rutledge
as Prisoner #2
Tron Kendrick
as Prisoner #3
Ada Harden
as Woman in House
Ada M. Harden
as Woman in House
Cara Briggs
as Woman Spectator
Cynthia Wood
as Female Peddler
John Hambrick
as Quarry Worker
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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

Kings of the Evening is a warm, beguiling picture boasting an array of splendid portrayals

Full Review… | July 23, 2010
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

It moves briskly but leaves room for the stellar supporting cast to turn stock figures into appealingly shaded characters.

Full Review… | July 22, 2010
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Well-meaning, well made and all but allergic to subtlety.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Top Critic

An intrusive musical score and periodic fades to black, as for commercials, make this feel as if it were made for TV, but otherwise it's exceptional, from script and performances to production design.

Full Review… | June 25, 2010
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A sweet tale well suited to the holiday season.

Full Review… | June 15, 2010
Chicago Tribune
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Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
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