King Jack Reviews

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March 2, 2016
With a beautifully poised script, King Jack delivers an honest depiction of adolescent sexuality and a terrifying depiction of teen violence.
February 28, 2016
The combination of innocence and steely determination make Jack a sympathetic figure and the film delivers enough tough, tender insight into his life to strike a universal chord.
February 28, 2016
The overriding air is one of tenderness, with Plummer intelligently suggesting layers of confusion beneath his bravado, engaging our sympathies and ultimately winning our loyalty.
February 26, 2016
Plummer leads an admirably natural cast with an affecting blend of swagger and vulnerability that recalls a young River Phoenix.
February 25, 2016
What elevates this indie film is Boardwalk Empire's Charlie Plummer, with something of the young DiCaprio about him.
February 25, 2016
King Jack isn't breaking new ground in its subject matter but it is an exceptional piece of film-making - one of the very best debut features of its type since David Gordon Green's George Washington.
February 25, 2016
There's some lovely stuff in here, some gorgeous observational moments about the directionless ache of the teen experience.
February 25, 2016
An atmospheric rite of passage that suggests big things lie ahead for its writer-director and young cast.
February 25, 2016
The performances of Plummer and Nichols have a sweet, open quality and this is an engaging coming-of-age story.
February 22, 2016
King Jack blends drama and thriller elements creating a truly psychological portrait.
February 22, 2016
At once harsh and wistful in its depiction of off-the-rails youth in a depressed New York town.
February 22, 2016
This is true-to-life teenage stuff.
October 14, 2015
Harsh punishments are dished out in a way that jolts the material away from coming-of-age cliché.
Top Critic
July 20, 2015
Felix Thompson's Tribeca-awarded debut covers familiar coming-of-age material with sensitivity and style.
June 19, 2015
A graceful, small-scale film set in working-class Hudson Valley, New York over the course of an aimless summer break.
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