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King Kelly Reviews

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David Noh
Film Journal International
November 30, 2012
One of the cleverest, funniest and most appallingly true films of the year.
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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
November 29, 2012
It's an unflinching update to media scholar Neil Postman's prophetic claim about the deadly impact of television on cultural identity: Smartphones in hand, we face the danger of filming ourselves to death.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 29, 2012
If social satire that elicits scornful laughter is your kind of humor, "King Kelly" will have you doubled over with guilty guffaws.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
November 29, 2012
King Kelly is a broad indictment of the emptier side of self-documentation and a more nuanced one of the Internet as a source of affirmation.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Matt Singer
Time Out
November 27, 2012
Neel has hit upon a compelling reason for the found-footage gimmick: to indict a narcissistic generation who think their phones make them royalty.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects
March 14, 2012
King Kelly is a film worth seeking out for fans who like social commentary mixed intelligently with entertainment.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
November 29, 2012
Cynical sexploitation neither thrills nor entertains.
Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine
November 28, 2012
The film decides very early on, as part of its premise, to reduce Louisa Krause's King Kelly to a one-dimensional narcissist.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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