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The King Reviews

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February 7, 2020
I expected a not half-bad historical account. But it was surprisingly much more, with unexpected great performances to include Timothée Chalamet as Henry V and Robert Pattinson as the snotty French prince.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.1/10
January 7, 2020
...between Chalamet's solemn commitment and Pattinson's overt silliness there's an impeccably well made film, that feels authentically grounded when it comes to the costumes and interior decor of the Middle Ages...
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 10, 2019
The kind of questionable interpretation of Shakespeare that would probably have the Bard scratching his head.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 10, 2019
Edgerton plays Falstaff's drunken buffoonery as an old warrior's self-medication, not a fool's personality. But most of all I liked the fight scenes, which unromantically depict the grim, ugly slog of medieval combat.
December 6, 2019
The King is so laden with the trappings of profundity and prestige that in the end, it smothers itself to death.
December 5, 2019
I'm liking the Netflix option on my TV.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.65
November 29, 2019
This handsomely mounted biopic is an overall muddled depiction of a critical period in European history.
November 28, 2019
For fans of historical drama and medieval action, The King is a must-see.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 27, 2019
If you are a bigger fan of the genre, there might be more to enjoy, but for me, The King felt long and tonally confused. None of the performances are bad, but Timothée Chalamet does not stand out as much as he should in this central and classic role.
November 25, 2019
Ultimately, The King possesses a few intriguing elements, but it just isn't as interesting or powerful as you'd expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 22, 2019
The plays are about [Hal's] youth and immaturity - his unreadiness to be king - and Chalamet captures that impetuousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 22, 2019
In truth, the 140 minutes never seemed extended to me, since Michod avoids wasting time with plot trivialities and goes straight to the point...
November 17, 2019
Agincourt excepted (the battle is superb), this is a rather conventional epic. Pattinson adds quirky humour to a film that's otherwise quite po-faced.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 13, 2019
Almost everything about The King works brilliantly, from the casting (not least Robert Pattinson as a deliciously detestable Dauphin) to the generally cracking script by Michôd and Edgerton.
November 12, 2019
The result is a monotonous film in all its lines. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 11, 2019
Timothée Chalamet [shines]. [Full review in Spanish]
November 11, 2019
The film not only puts aside Shakespeare's verses in favor of modern language, but also makes several other changes in the original that flow naturally. [Full review in Spanish]
November 10, 2019
Word-wise, it's Shakespeare lite, but producer Brad Pitt's got good taste in movies about manliness, and Timothée Chalamet may be the best actor of his generation. So "The King" has heft. If you like manly, muddy, medieval war movies-it's a must-see.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 8, 2019
[Although it] misses out the chance to let us share the uneasiness - and the heaviness - of the crown on Henry V's head, the spectacle characterizing the rest of the works are far from lowliness.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 7, 2019
It is a grand, thoroughly gripping historical drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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