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The King of Comedy Reviews

June 27, 2016
Scorsese infuses this tale with the passionate energy of New York street life and an outsider's wonder at the powerful workings of show business and studio craft.
June 21, 2016
Brilliantly keeps viewers unmoored, the result of its consistently off-kilter tone.
December 18, 2015
The King of Comedy fancies itself a scathing social satire about the lust for celebrity carried to extremes. But ultimately, director Martin Scorsese's movie is a severely misconceived and distasteful study of delusional behavior.
January 25, 2010
It is frustrating to watch, unpleasant to remember, and, in its own way, quite effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 31, 2008
The uncenteredness of the film is irritating, though it's irritating in an ambitious, risk-taking way.
March 31, 2008
To be sure, Robert De Niro turns in another virtuoso performance for Martin Scorsese, just as in their four previous efforts. But once again -- and even more so -- they come up with a character that it's hard to spend time with.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
Creepiest movie of the year in every sense, and one of the best.
May 20, 2003
It's very funny, and it ends on a high note that was, for me, both a total surprise and completely satisfying. Yet it's also bristly, sometimes manic to the edge of lunacy and, along the way, terrifying.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
It's Martin Scorsese's second least popular movie, after The Last Temptation of Christ. Which is a shame, because it's Scorsese's second greatest film, after Taxi Driver.