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King of New York Reviews

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Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
September 26, 2009
King of New York's storyline is pretty one-note, but there's an energy and aura of fear lingering in every gritty composition.
Full Review | Original Score: 58/100
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Complementing Walken's bravura turn are equally flamboyant performances by David Caruso as the young Irish cop out to destroy Walken, and Larry Fishburne as Walken's slightly crazy aide-de-camp.
Victor Olliver
September 25, 2008
Review by Mike Martin - It looks fantastic, and there is an air of real menace to proceedings, but seems to belong to another age somehow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 24, 2008
walken is cool as ever
| Original Score: 3/4
Emanuel Levy
December 19, 2006
Ferrara began to be taken more seriously by critics with this operatic crime film, which was shown at the NY Film Festival, where it elicited walkouts (including helmer's wife) along with praise.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A film which, despite splendid location work, lurches sloppily and messily from kill to kill, orgy to orgy, coke to crack, cliché to cliché.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Ferrara's dangerous vision of the city at night goes beyond what most creampuff directors are capable of; he gets to the core of everything from the silent, dark windows of towering penthouses to the vicious rattling of crime-ridden subways.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2006
Deliciously indecent.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Eric Melin
October 1, 2005
Containing performances and and an attitude that is gleefully over-the-top, it's a bit of good fun.
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 30, 2004
Vividly conveys the dark side of power.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
[Ferrara] works unapologetically in B-movie territory, but does it with A-movie style.
| Original Score: 4/4
Clint Morris
September 17, 2002
High-calibre performances meet riveting drama
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Walken is one of the few undeniably charismatic male villains of recent years; he can generate a snakelike charm that makes his worst characters the most memorable, and here he operates on pure style.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A hepped-up film about drugs that plays as if the filmmakers themselves kept a healthy supply of the stuff at hand.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Ferrara is so obsessed with giving King of New York an artsy, edgy, improvisational feel that he doesn't seem to realize what he has here is really just another angry gangster picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Given a can't miss genre and a star at the top of the field, Ferrara turns in a big disappointment here
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Cole Smithey
October 27, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
October 4, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
May 20, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
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