The King of Staten Island Reviews

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June 22, 2020
It's still quite touching and warm, with its heart in the right place.
June 22, 2020
Your Pete Davidson mileage may vary, but "The King of Staten Island" makes a strong case that he's built to go the distance.
June 22, 2020
Yes, there are clichés and a few problems, but there's an emotional richness and psychological depth here that avoids the usual sentimentality.
June 20, 2020
The King of Staten Island drifts along much like its the characters. It's a subtle low-energy take on a coming-of-age comedy, perhaps lacking the highs and lows expected of an Apatow project, but there's an unexpected tenderness here.
June 19, 2020
...when you've got a character like [Davidson's] Scott... you can't expect, if Apatow trusts us as viewers, that we're going to get some totally inspirational transformation...
June 19, 2020
Pete Davidson's personal tragedies provide most of the dramatic detours in King, making for a cathartic movie that might not be as funny as you'd expect.
June 19, 2020
It works best as a tale of flawed men struggling to navigate a new world of #MeToo and mental health awareness whilst tackling the ghosts of their fathers' expectations. And the uplifting pay-off is diligently worked for, even if it's a long while coming.
June 19, 2020
A dramedy about the surprising transformation of an irritating person.
June 19, 2020
The King of Staten Island is more than a run-of-the-mill genre movie. It is a brutally honest, first-person account of what can happen to a family when tragedy strikes.
June 19, 2020
It's a likeable, funny, warm-hearted film.
June 19, 2020
Funny and moving.
June 19, 2020
For a good deal of its 136 minutes, The King Of Staten Island is funny and engaging.
June 19, 2020
Marisa Tomei is truly THE BEST THING about The King of Staten Island. Period
June 18, 2020
It offers a good story rooted in character and human interaction, sprinkled with some truly unexpected humor.
June 18, 2020
What is so astounding about watching the movie is that it feels so honest, and like the lines are simply pouring out of Pete instead of being written and memorized and repeated on cue.
June 18, 2020
The film has a superb everyday quality to it, as various interactions flow into each other, creating unexpected connections and sending sideplots spiralling in offbeat directions.
June 18, 2020
The movie is memorable because of Davidson, who with his boyish smile, buggy eyes and comic timing brings an honesty to the role that stuck with me like a permanent tatoo.
June 18, 2020
Apatow's film has a deep bench. Tomei can turn words on paper into sophisticated dialogue that has worn pants for decades. Burr has never been better. Buscemi is soulful.
June 18, 2020
The King of Staten Island showcases a wonderful performance from Pete Davidson that is further boosted by the greatly comedic and mostly well-paced screenplay.
June 17, 2020
Judd Apatow's doing a character study merged to the bones of a studio comedy, and I don't know if that synthesis always works.
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