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 … 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
Runtime:
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Cast


as Homer Hobbs

as Lucy Waters

as Benny Potter

as Ramsey

as Wilfred Cheedle

as Mr. Gamba

as Counterman

as Reginald Crump

as Henry Nicholson

as Henry Nicholson

as Franklin Cheedle

as Yard Foreman

as Mrs. Cheedle

as Genya

as Mrs. Sadie Bloom

as Al the Bartender

as Stanley Stutz

as Johnson

as Mrs. Hobbs

as Pawn Broker

as Quarry Worker

as Quarry Worker

as Piano Player

as Prison Guard

as Prisoner #1

as Prisoner #2

as Prisoner #3

as Woman in House

as Woman in House

as Woman Spectator

as Female Peddler
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Critic Reviews for Kings of the Evening

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

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Variety
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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
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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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