King of the Hill - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

King of the Hill Reviews

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March 20, 2014
one of Soderbergh's best films: a painterly, thoughtful, and subtly emotional portrait of preadolescent coming of age in dire circumstances
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 6, 2014
It all seemed like an oddly straightforward ... choice for Soderbergh at the time, but he has proven since then that his lateral range is almost immeasurable.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 24, 2014
King Of The Hill balances an incident-packed script with muted tones, painting a rich, absorbing picture of one boy's struggle to live by his wits.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 19, 2014
To revisit King of the Hill—or to discover it—is to realize how seldom American cinema deems it worthwhile to tell a child's story with anything approaching serious psychological intent. [Criterion Blu-ray/DVD]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 25, 2012
Tenderly directed and written by Steven Soderbergh.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 12, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 20, 2007
Early Soderbergh family drama is excellent.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 19, 2006
This dark, poetic movie is intended as a tribute to the resilient spirit of many Jewish families that had fallen on hard times; Aaron and his survival instincts recall the young protagonists of Mark Twain and Charles Dickens.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
July 8, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
March 31, 2005
Bradford gives a memorable performance
| Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2004
The film does a lovely job of juxtaposing the sharp contrasts in Aaron's life, and in marveling at the fact that he survives as buoyantly as he does.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 11, 2004
Soderbergh's most underrated film and easily his most affecting.
| Original Score: 5/5
March 4, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
January 5, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 15, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
August 20, 2002
Affirms imagination as a character attribute that helps a resilient adolecent to survive in hard times.
July 26, 2002
One of Soderbergh's Very Best
| Original Score: 5/5
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