Joe the King - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Joe the King Reviews

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media
July 12, 2016
Coming-of-age movie with mature themes, lots of profanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 21, 2014
Even with warts and all, "Joe the King" is a very worthwhile drama.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 5, 2005
An uncompromising but wonderful film that reinforces the saying 'Never judge a person until you've walked in their shoes.'
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
December 5, 2004
A very tough, very real film, anchored by the memorable work of the two leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Clint Morris
Moviehole
September 19, 2002
An excellent piece of entertainment. The cast is undeniably brilliant.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Unfortunately, Whaley opts to take the sentimental route, providing easy, crowd-pleasing answers to the serious questions he raises.
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net
January 1, 2000
a deeply sad picture of mistreated youth, told with considerable skill, and blessedly shorn of sentimentality
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 5, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
June 6, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 26, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 24, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 3, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Diane Selkirk
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 72/100
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