Opening

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—— A Walk Among the Tombstones Sep 19
53% This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19
82% Tracks Sep 19
90% The Guest Sep 17

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67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4M

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—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
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The King Is Dead Reviews

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Adam Ross
The Aristocrat

If this film had a more propulsive plot, veered into Straw Dogs territory and retained its dark laughs, I imagine we would be talking about an Australian classic.

Full Review Source: The Aristocrat | Original Score: 3/5

September 27, 2012
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)

The King is Dead!, while not as brilliant as Bad Boy Bubby or Alexandra's Project, shares with those films a unique and perverse vision of Australian suburbia ... De Heer's always bold, and here he's bold again. The Independent King is certainly not dead.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 24, 2012
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

The King is Dead has some great comic asides, and the finale paints Max and Therese into a genuinely dangerous and entertaining corner.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 3/5

July 16, 2012
Glenn Dunks
Onya Magazine

The screenplay comes with a wealth of comical gags and observations about suburban life that many audiences should identify with.

Full Review Source: Onya Magazine | Original Score: B

October 17, 2013

Black comedies rarely come as carefully measured or as full-blooded as this marvellously engaging lark, which is essentially a revenge fantasy for anyone who has ever suffered the prolonged trauma of living with a bad neighbour.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 3/5

July 13, 2012

The King is Dead! is a deliciously dark genre mash-up, coy and explorative but tight and insular, sprayed with wry laughs and a genuinely foreboding undertone.

Full Review Source: Crikey

July 16, 2012
Frank Hatherley
Screen International
July 13, 2012
Richard Kuipers
Variety
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July 13, 2012
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