Kingdom Come


Kingdom Come

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While it has its moments, Kingdom Come is marred by a script that's low on laughs and uneven in tone.



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Average Rating: 3.4/5

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Based on the play Dearly Departed by David Dean Bottrell and Jessie Jones (who also penned this screenplay), this new comedy from the director of Jason's Lyric looks at a family gathering after one of their clan dies of a stroke. In the midst of a sweltering summer, the Slocumb family convenes. They include Charisse (Jada Pinkett Smith), the long-suffering, frustrated wife of philandering Junior (Anthony Anderson); there's also the Bible-spouting Marguerite (Loretta Devine), who prays to save her hard-living son Royce (Darius McCrary) from a life on welfare. Lucille (Vivica A. Fox) is the devoted family peacekeeper who is struggling with a money-grubbing funeral director, and her husband Ray Bud (L.L. Cool J) has major contempt for his family and wishes he were burying them instead. Kingdom Come also features Cedric the Entertainer as an intestinally challenged reverend and Whoopi Goldberg as the family matriarch. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi

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LL Cool J
as Ray Bud Slocumb
Jada Pinkett Smith
as Charisse Slocumb
Vivica A. Fox
as Lucille Slocumb
Whoopi Goldberg
as Raynelle Slocumb
Anthony Anderson
as Junior Slocumb
Loretta Devine
as Marguerite
Cedric the Entertainer
as Reverend Hooker
as Delightful
Patrice Monscell
as Merline Depew
Toni Braxton
as Juanita Slocumb
Dominic Hoffman
as Antoine Depew
Patrice Moncell
as Merline Depew
Clifton Davis
as Charles Winslow
Tamela Mann
as Lady No. 2
Chuck Campbell
as Pedal Steel Player
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Critic Reviews for Kingdom Come

All Critics (65) | Top Critics (25)

This story about relatives who set about annoying each other at a funeral has some heartfelt emotion, but it clashes spectacularly with unseemly gross-out humor.

Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…

A heavyset daughter who never talks but eats a lot is named Delightful, which is supposed to be funny. That pretty much sums up the movie's comic tone.

Apr 13, 2001 | Full Review…
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While Kingdom Come follows the formula for comic combustibility, it's even more inert than Bud, who at least comes to life for a brief fantasy sequence.

Apr 13, 2001

The structure and style are a staple of many traveling black stage shows ... What slays them in the second balcony, though, flattens on the screen.

Apr 12, 2001 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

A mediocre sitcom writ large.

Apr 12, 2001 | Rating: C-

Manages to be profound without being pompous.

Apr 11, 2001 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Kingdom Come

I absolutely LOVE this movie! Great ensemble cast; all these talented and well-known people exercising their comedic bones and bringing about great results!

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