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      Kings

      R Released Apr 27, 2018 1 hr. 27 min. Drama TRAILER for Kings: Trailer 1 List
      13% 40 Reviews Tomatometer 31% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Millie is a hardworking, tough and protective Los Angeles single mother with an affection for homeless children. Her neighbor Obie is the local loose cannon -- and the only white man -- in an area largely inhabited by African-Americans, Latinos and Koreans. With racial tensions running high, Millie and Obie appear to be unlikely allies. But following the acquittal of four of the officers accused of beating Rodney King, the two of them must navigate the gathering chaos in the city. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 07 Buy Now

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      Critics Consensus

      Kings has good intentions, a talented cast, and the basis for an incredible fact-based story; unfortunately, they don't amount to much more than a missed opportunity.

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      Audience Member Esse filme me machucou de várias maneiras possíveis, uma miscelânea de várias situações de racismo, como pano de fundo a revolta de Los Angeles, mas por outro lado deixou meu coração quentinho com o amor e caridade nos atos e gestos de Millie Dunbar, por mais pessoas assim, e Daniel Craig está ótimo como o vizinho valente beberrão e depois com as crianças, fofo… Por fim, se torna leve e divertido, me meio a toda revolta, e ocasionalmente angustiante, as crianças desconsertante… Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Ethan T Look: films depicting such racially charged and pivotal events dripping with so much emotion will always get a free pass to some extent when exploring worthy themes with good intentions. One cannot really do that with this one, whether or not it is situated around the Rodney King violence and resulting riots. This is because the result of this project is a product so startlingly inept that it honestly immunizes itself from any piteous treatment that films like these would often benefit from. Let's start with the positives: Craig and Berry. Good actors, very good. How the mighty can fall. Just a shame that the roles both play are crafted ridiculously without a care for good plotting or characterization. We receive one of the most half-baked romances including an absolutely pointless sexual dream sequence with no point of reference or context whatsoever. Speaking of romance, the love triangle involving one of Berry's character's wards is equally uncalled for and melodramatic. Instead of an earnest view of true, important events, the audience is made to sit through an appalling orgy of random storylines set against a backdrop of this tension. Safe yourself the trouble. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/24/21 Full Review nilufer e It fell short on reflecting the events and the frustration of the people after Rodney King case I think. However it was a standard drama with amazing actors. Halle Berry is just fantastic. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I believe it concerns the absurdity of existence in such a threatening environment. The romantic comedy part was just an unsuccessful juxtapositioning of opposing emotions pointing towards our inability to match our own crisis. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review mauro l Taken away the historical cut scenes, what's the movie even about? I was hoping to see something with substance and sadly the whole film is hectic and made me vainly wait for it to calm down and begin to tell a story. Only a catwalk for the two stars of the cast. (Mauro Lanari) Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I liked the story. couple things didn't really make sense but overall I get it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/19 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Peter Travers Rolling Stone This dud recreation of the 1992 L.A. riots traps Halle Berry and Daniel Craig and a piece of momentous, civil-rights history in a crazyquilt of random action, absurdist humor, bogus romance and questionable purpose. Rated: 0.5/4 Apr 28, 2018 Full Review Ignatiy Vishnevetsky AV Club It's possible to appreciate the film for recognizing both the horror and the absurdity in its subjects...and for playing exclusively in those extreme registers, yet still come to the conclusion that it's is all bark, no bite. Rated: C+ Apr 27, 2018 Full Review Odie Henderson RogerEbert.com Kings is clueless about its subject matter. Rated: .5/4 Apr 27, 2018 Full Review Kenneth Seward Jr. IGN Movies Kings' fragmented treatment fails in delivering a compelling story. It also lacks the depth and clarity needed to convey a solid message, which one can assume was the purpose given the liberal use of certain politically charged images and sound bites. Rated: 4/10 Jul 26, 2023 Full Review Don Shanahan Every Movie Has a Lesson Even as pure dramatization, "Kings" is an irresponsibly aimless one. Rated: 1/5 Feb 12, 2022 Full Review Brigid Presecky FF2 Media A timely look at race relations in America dating back almost three decades, Kings is a cinematically impressive film with a messy, stunted script. Rated: 3/5 Aug 19, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Millie is a hardworking, tough and protective Los Angeles single mother with an affection for homeless children. Her neighbor Obie is the local loose cannon -- and the only white man -- in an area largely inhabited by African-Americans, Latinos and Koreans. With racial tensions running high, Millie and Obie appear to be unlikely allies. But following the acquittal of four of the officers accused of beating Rodney King, the two of them must navigate the gathering chaos in the city.
      Director
      Deniz Gamze Ergüven
      Executive Producer
      Wei Han, Yee Yeo Chang, Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler, Charlotte Ubben, Olivier Gauriat
      Screenwriter
      Deniz Gamze Ergüven
      Distributor
      The Orchard
      Production Co
      Maven Pictures, Scope Pictures, France Télévisions, Eyesteelfilm, The Orchard, Eurimages, CG Cinéma, France 2 Cinéma, StudioCanal
      Rating
      R (Sexual Content/Nudity|Language Throughout|Violence)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 27, 2018, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 17, 2018
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $273.7K
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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