King Jack Reviews

June 10, 2016
Lacking personality or insight, "King Jack" is a ho-hum tale of young aggression-been there, bruised that.
June 9, 2016
Thanks to a strongly rooted lead performance by Charlie Plummer as a 15-year-old small-town kid who's well on his way to a stint in juvenile detention, "King Jack" still strikes a resonant chord.
June 9, 2016
For everyone who ever had a close call as an adolescent and kept it from the grown-ups, "King Jack" will hit you where you live.
June 9, 2016
First-time writer-director Felix Thompson demonstrates good instincts for two of King Jack's standard three acts.
June 7, 2016
Writer-director Felix Thompson's first film is a sensitive and self-possessed debut that clocks in at 76 minutes and doesn't waste a single one of them.
June 7, 2016
It's a tribute to Thompson's humane sensitivity to character detail that its concluding jolt of affirmation feels fully, inspirationally earned.
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
The performances of Plummer and Nichols have a sweet, open quality and this is an engaging coming-of-age story.
February 22, 2016
This is true-to-life teenage stuff.
Top Critic
July 20, 2015
Felix Thompson's Tribeca-awarded debut covers familiar coming-of-age material with sensitivity and style.