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      King Ralph

      PG 1991 1 hr. 37 min. Comedy List
      23% 13 Reviews Tomatometer 28% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score When the royal family is accidentally killed, the heir to the throne proves to be a loutish American named Ralph Jones (John Goodman). Overnight, Ralph goes from sleazy Las Vegas lounge singer to King of England, and it's royal secretary Cedric Willingham's (Peter O'Toole) job to try to civilize him. But it's not easy weaning Ralph off of fast food, and even harder keeping him away from a kindly stripper (Camille Coduri). Meanwhile, the next would-be heir (John Hurt) plots Ralph's demise. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jun 21 Buy Now

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      Christiana S Funny and entertaining trifle. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/29/24 Full Review Paul D I have owned this movie for many years, and I actually used a brief excerpt from it in my general music classes to illustrate the importance of cultivating a pleasant speaking voice. I watched for the first time in over a decade earlier this evening and found it engaging, amusing, and even a bit heartwarming in spots. So, just out of curiosity, I decided to look up its rating in Rotten Tomatoes. I was unsurprised by the reaction of the critics, because they have their collective thumbs up their collective orifices and they seldom reflect the tastes of normal moviegoers. I must confess to being shocked that the audience ratings were similar to those of the critics. King Ralph was not designed to be high art. I am familiar with high art. I'm a professional musician. I perform it and listen to it. But I do not expect the pop songs to which my students listen for relaxation and entertainment to exhibit the profundity of a Beethoven symphony. King Ralph is a pleasant diversion. It's good for a chuckle or two. Because it accomplished what it was intended to do, I rated it fairly highly. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/24 Full Review Joseph H This is an AMAZING film. I am shocked by the low ratings. Classic 'fat guy saves the world' situation; which we all love. I for one found it to be a realistic representation of what would happen if a fat, dumb American became king of the greatest country on the planet. Has everything: action, class, romance, and yes, even a little bit of DANCE!!! Fun for the whole family :) Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/04/24 Full Review Steve D Not amusing, not for a single moment. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review m b ILOVE THIS MOVIE!!! BUT I DO NOT WATCH IT UNLESS ITS ON A CHANNEL THAT EDITS FOR CONTENT... AS THIS MOVIE TAKES THE LORD'S NAME IN VAIN Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review sean g Good Sunday afternoon movie, funny and moving John Goodman is great as are the rest of the cast. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: C Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Entertainment Weekly Rated: C Feb 15, 1991 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) A film simply as bad as King Ralph does not have the courage of its own impudence. [Full review in Spanish] Jan 20, 2023 Full Review Tom Cassidy Common Sense Media As the years pass, King Ralph increasingly looks like an old-fashioned minor entry in the culture clash comedy catalog. Rated: 2/5 Nov 3, 2021 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews Filmmaker David S. Ward certainly does an effective job of establishing Goodman's affable protagonist and the situation in which he finds himself... Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 28, 2020 Full Review Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com Interesting premise of Goodman becoming King works as fairly funny comedy. Rated: 4/5 Mar 22, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis When the royal family is accidentally killed, the heir to the throne proves to be a loutish American named Ralph Jones (John Goodman). Overnight, Ralph goes from sleazy Las Vegas lounge singer to King of England, and it's royal secretary Cedric Willingham's (Peter O'Toole) job to try to civilize him. But it's not easy weaning Ralph off of fast food, and even harder keeping him away from a kindly stripper (Camille Coduri). Meanwhile, the next would-be heir (John Hurt) plots Ralph's demise.
      Director
      David S. Ward
      Executive Producer
      Sydney Pollack, Mark Rosenberg
      Screenwriter
      David S. Ward
      Production Co
      Universal Pictures, Mirage Enterprises
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 12, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $31.3M
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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