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The Kid Who Would Be King Reviews

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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.
January 22, 2019
No need to hail this king, you'll forget he existed at all in no time flat.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 24, 2019
Though there's something refreshing about a film relatively unconcerned with dramatic stakes... the lack of tension sags under the weight of two hours' worth of action.
January 28, 2019
An uneven ride that gives girls the short shrift.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 6, 2019
Kids are the target audience here - adults will likely become bored, particularly during Act 3.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 15, 2019
The inevitable lessons of morality and realism impede their explicitness to an extemporaneous chronicle. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 21, 2019
The Kid Who Would Be King primarily falters not because of political trepidation, but because of a shoddy script and inelegant direction.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 17, 2019
I'm a huge fan of Cornish's 2011 debut Attack the Block, but this film isn't nearly as energetic or enjoyably wacky as its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 14, 2019
The Kid Who Would Be King goes on for 30 minutes too long including a completely unnecessary final battle that comes long after the initial charm and endearing camaraderie between these kids have worn out its welcome
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 14, 2019
The Kid Who Would Be King,... might be smarter that the average live-action kids' movie, but it's hamstrung by a lack of visual imagination and a generic script.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 22, 2019
The Kid Who Would Be King is perfectly fine, but there's something about it that left me wanting, because it seems like it should have been a lot better overall.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
January 24, 2019
"The Kid Who Would Be King" should have been an hour long, but an extra 20 minutes, just to stretch it to feature length, would have been forgivable. But a full 120 minutes for this was just borderline crazy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 25, 2019
...a disaster that could (and should) have been trimmed down from its over two-hour running time...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 22, 2019
For parents, "The Kid Who Would Be King" is perfect for a movie-pool. Like a carpool, one mom or dad is the designated chaperone, taking his or her spot in the rotation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 24, 2019
Why is someone as talented as Joe Cornish dedicating himself to different varieties of Amblin pastiche?
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
January 25, 2019
... loses its character-driven charm in a maze of effects-heavy mayhem.
January 14, 2019
...offers plenty of delights but doesn't quite package them together in a way that is wholly satisfying...
Full Review | Original Score: 12/20
January 24, 2019
Totally bland but innocuous...it comes across like a made-for-Nickolodeon-quality kidflick that's unaccountably escaped into theatres.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 25, 2019
If The Kid Who Would Be King appeals to one set, it would be those 10 or younger. For most everyone else, it could be a slog.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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