I Served the King of England - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

I Served the King of England Reviews

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November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 16, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 13, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 21, 2008
The world it depicts is too dangerous and too lovely to classify.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 10, 2008
The movie is filled with wonderful moments, set pieces of absurdity, and a richness of humor. But underneath, Menzel and Hraba have a wry and sometimes painful story to tell of the history of their country in the 20th century.
October 24, 2008
I Served the King of England plays like a combination of Life Is Beautiful and Forrest Gump.
| Original Score: 3/4
October 18, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 18, 2008
[A] delightful, lighthearted satire, a quirky story of fantasy, wealth and pretty women with exposed nipples.
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 13, 2008
This inventive, charming picture-perfect picaresque tale of an ambitious young Czech rascal scrambling in the pre-Nazi and wartime eras marks a welcome and victorious return for Jiri Menzel, whose last major conquest was his 1967 Oscar-winning debut, C
October 10, 2008
Amelie meets The Pianist in I Served the King of England, one man's surreal journey through 30 years of Czech history.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 7, 2008
"I Served the King of England" is like an endless feast, featuring one spectacular course after another. Somehow, you never get so full that you want to push yourself away from the table.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 6, 2008
Celebrates the pleasures of life while acknowledging its tragedy and absurdity... Its attitude might be described as good-natured fatalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 26, 2008
Working from a novel and script by Bohumil Hrabal, director Jiri Menzel again achieves a seriocomic triumph, as he did with his Oscar-winning 1966 adaptation of Hrabal's Closely Watched Trains.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
September 19, 2008
Most movies of this kind would lead towards redemption of sorts. Menzel prefers quiet introspection to loud conversion, and that's both a strength and weakness of this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 19, 2008
There's a mystical quality to King of England, a political satire that softens its barbs by locating them in the middle of a fable.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 19, 2008
... full appreciation requires both a grasp of European history and an appreciation for stories which have many layers of meaning.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 18, 2008
Transforming the calamitous past into the springboard for sexy, satirical fantasy, Menzel tells his tale through the experiences of Jan Dite, a waiter fixated on his dream of becoming a hotel owner and millionaire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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