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The King Reviews

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November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 13, 2008
The degree to which this film is unsettling is testimony to the strength of the acting and direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 3, 2007
Red States' worst nightmare rules on screen.
January 19, 2007
This movie creeped me out big time.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 6, 2006
"The King" actually moves you, particularly because it has outstanding actors like William Hurt and Gael Garcia Bernal giving haunting, complex performances.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
August 11, 2006
Programmed by the fatalistic filmmakers toward a cruel outcome, but the actors make it convincing...
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 7, 2006
Marsh has a knack for setting up twisted situations, and he nicely counterbalances the horror by filming everything in a straightforward, muted style.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 7, 2006
The real acting sparks are generated by Hurt, delivering an absolutely sincere performance as a reformed sinner basking in God's love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 24, 2006
So wildly and absurdly melodramatic in every way, shape and form that many viewers will be unable to decide whether it is a flat-out masterpiece or the most lurid piece of junk that they have ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 24, 2006
Offers a fascinating consideration of religion and religiosity, sin and revenge, and the ultimate question for Christians: Can evil be forgiven?
June 23, 2006
In various ways this is a strangely impressive movie.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 23, 2006
Chilling and compelling.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 22, 2006
Milo Addica's script delves into emotionally messy territory... and director James Marsh embraces the ambiguity, sometimes at the expense of the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 22, 2006
A strange, disturbing movie that will appeal to you if you like to leave the theater with lots of questions to mull over.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 22, 2006
It is an intelligent, disturbing thriller.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 16, 2006
A deeply involving film where intentions are as cryptic as the title, and the reckoning of past sins opens fresh wounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 16, 2006
The soundtrack is brilliant, the cinematography strange and wonderful and the performances are creepy good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 16, 2006
Even if the filmmakers are to be distrusted as slumming ethnological tourists, they treat the message of religious fundamentalism seriously.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 16, 2006
It's the kind of work where characters develop on their own, without consulting the book of cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 15, 2006
Director James Marsh's disturbing treatise on the limits of faith is a slow burn on a too-long fuse. But his ability to dramatize hideous, depraved acts with complete emotional indifference is an achievement that earns our continued attention.
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