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The King Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    58

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Just about the only way to make sense of the film is to view its Christian family the way that the director, James Marsh, does -- with a contempt masquerading as social criticism. William Hurt, for one, deserves better.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    A darkly disturbing melodrama anchored by some powerful performances.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Ray Bennett

    Beautifully shot and well acted, the film might well cause controversy among fundamentalist believers as a provocative allegory challenging the power of faith.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    It's as good as anything that Hurt has ever done -- a study in explosive understatement.

  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    William Hurt can be so subterranean we don't know where he's tunneling. Here he seems to be one thing while becoming its opposite.

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