The King of Staten Island Reviews

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September 23, 2020
The King of Staten Island is much like Scott himself. It struggles to find its feet and flounders most of its time. Once it lifts, it manages to be a funny, heartwarming piece of work.
September 14, 2020
It's a film full of characters who have to say "I'm sorry" a lot. Bottom line, though-they're all quite recognizably and vibrantly human.
August 31, 2020
The King of Staten Island is worth seeing for its humour, its themes and its performances.
August 30, 2020
Beautiful and funny, honest and heartfelt, The King of Staten Island may very well be my favorite Judd Apatow film to date.
August 25, 2020
... Staten Island is profoundly personal, dark, and unfettered in a way that makes the audience confront their own pain, the kind that they may not realize they inflict on others.
August 19, 2020
Like a friendly hang with buddies rather than an intense slice of drama or a constructed comedy scenario.
July 26, 2020
Emotionally arrested man-boys are Judd Apatow's speciality... But this semi-autobiographical collaboration with Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson introduces a note of poignancy to the mix.
July 22, 2020
[Pete] Davidson is recycling the same dimwit act that he keeps doing in his movies ... What does work well ... is that the movie is elevated by the terrific supporting performances of Marisa Tomei ... Bill Burr ... Bel Powley ... and Steve Buscemi.
July 21, 2020
It's endearing, even as it's a bit of an overstuffed canvas.
July 19, 2020
There are quite a few funny moments in director Judd Apatow's feature.
July 16, 2020
If you're prepared to give Davidson a chance, Apatow's entertainment instincts and a well-chosen supporting cast are enough to ensure the film never becomes an outright drag.
July 16, 2020
The performances are sharp and watchable... But, on the downside, that 136-minute running time is unforgivably baggy, and Apatow's insistence on a lessons-and-hugs finale undercuts everything that has gone before.
July 14, 2020
To call a film like The King of Staten Island 'nice' feels like faint praise, but in the current landscape, it's exactly the kind of film that I wanted and needed, and it delivered (in spades) a mood of ease that I loved immersing myself in.
July 10, 2020
Let's just call this the funniest and most meaningful film Judd Apatow has done in a decade.
July 9, 2020
Those looking for a powerful character study, coming from a very personal place for both its director and its protagonist, should be satisfied. [Full review in Spanish]
July 7, 2020
Davidson carried the movie, and he did it real, real well...
July 7, 2020
Incredibly proud of what Pete Davidson has done here...to see him using this platform for single mothers, firefighters and his own therapy...
July 6, 2020
It's Judd Apatow on autopilot, but he's still in his element and the core ingredients still make for a satisfying stew.
July 2, 2020
...but after delivering an authentically quirky, honest first half, The King of Staten Island leaps into a commercial safety zone by tying everything up in a neat bundle of conventionality...a slight let-down.
June 26, 2020
While it is near his signature anarchic charm, this comedy-drama shows that even a veteran director/writer/producer like Apatow has room for growth.
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