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The Kid Who Would Be King Reviews

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December 6, 2019
Joe Cornish's timely retelling of Arthurian legend is an adventure for the whole family.
November 21, 2019
Did the world really need another blowhard Arthur and a Round Table of gritty, humorless fanatics? The Kid Who Would Be King's good-natured positivity seems much more appropriate to the moment.
October 21, 2019
A perfectly pleasant, if a touch innocuous, rejigging of the Arthurian legend for a modern audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 16, 2019
It's got a great kid-energy to it, but also [has] real adventures, real danger, and real stakes.
July 30, 2019
[Joe] Cornish's attempt at merging a classic legend with our modern day issues is successful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 3, 2019
Film fans have waited eight years for Joe Cornish to make his follow-up to Attack the Block, but The Kid Who Would Be King is unfortunately a tad underwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 14, 2019
[This] should play well with very young audience members, but dragged-along adults are likely to be disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 5, 2019
SUMMARY Family fun with a killer wit - destined for greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 22, 2019
It's a sweet, funny adventure story that is a total anomaly in today's children's entertainment landscape.
May 6, 2019
Kids are the target audience here - adults will likely become bored, particularly during Act 3.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 30, 2019
The Kid Who Would Be King teaches children the lesson to have confidence in yourself. Parts are predictable, and some parts might be scary for little ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 22, 2019
THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING suffers, at times, from losing the magic in service of the plot, but Joe Cornish makes a film so delightful that it's difficult to deny. Welcome to every 12 years old's new favorite movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 21, 2019
Angus Imrie is flat-out terrific as the hyperactive Merlin. As an added treat, the older Merlin is played by Patrick Stewart -- a nice tie to cinema's past, since Stewart previously appeared in 1981's Excalibur (as Leondegrance).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 19, 2019
"The myth of King Arthur in the times of Brexit".
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 16, 2019
They don't make 'em like this anymore. In a world of hyperactive Avengers and Lego movies, The Kid Who Would Be King seems like a throwback to a simpler time.
April 15, 2019
[Director Joe Cornish] provides a comic and charming touch for children and adults. [Full review in Spanish]
April 15, 2019
The Kid Who Would Be King is tremendously fun. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 12, 2019
An old school adventure fun that is fun and able to show a great message for its audience. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 8, 2019
Kid Who Would Be King entertains but comes up short
March 26, 2019
It's also worth applauding the way in which [the] characters behave like kids their own age. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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