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      The King of Laughter

      Released Nov 25, 2022 2h 13m Biography Drama TRAILER for The King of Laughter: Trailer 1 List The King of Laughter: Trailer 1 The King of Laughter: Trailer 1 1:55 View more videos
      67% Tomatometer 9 Reviews 44% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Naples, 1904: Eduardo Scarpetta risked everything by staging a parody of the great Italian poet, Gabriele D'Annunzio. Despite legal troubles and familial strife, Scarpetta fought for his legacy as one of the greats of Italian theater. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Anna Smith Deadline Hollywood Daily Figuring out the exact nature of all their relationships has a certain fascination, but it's not exactly entertaining. The dialogue feels mannered and Scarpetta's actions are so selfish and pompous they become irritating. Sep 13, 2021 Full Review Lovia Gyarkye Hollywood Reporter It's a dazzling and technically brilliant feat, the work of an ambitious, experienced and passionate director. Sep 10, 2021 Full Review Guy Lodge Variety Commits without compromise to its driving conceit: that Scarpetta's personal life was as wildly expressive and uninhibited as his stage presence, to the extent that they're not all that differently presented on-screen. Sep 10, 2021 Full Review Alejandro Lingenti La Nación (Argentina) Toni Servillo embodies this complex character, deploying a great variety of resources: he is funny, intriguing, seductive, or gloomy as each moment of the story demands. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 3/5 Dec 27, 2023 Full Review Diego Batlle A film of these characteristics may be of greater interest to Italians or those very initiated into its history. For the rest... we'll have to cope in the best way possible with Servillo's buffoonish and hammy delivery. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 2.5/5 Dec 20, 2023 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation The bright bits make one believe there’s a brisk, pointed and poignant movie in this — one that clocks in a good 30 minutes shorter than this “King” demands. Rated: 2/4 Dec 9, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Claudio V Un grande biopic che mostra la superlativa dote creativa di un genio partenopeo ma al contempo tutti i suoi difetti come uomo/marito/padre. Spettacolare Tony Servillo e rivelazione Eduardo Scarpetta. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/05/24 Full Review Daniel Q How can I hear about it Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/14/23 Full Review Chris J MOVIE REVIEW The King of Laughter (Qui rido io) – Genre: Biography, Drama Year Released: 2022 Runtime: 2h 13m Director(s): Mario Martone Writer(s): Mario Martone, Ippolita Di Majo Cast: Toni Servillo, Maria Mazionale, Cristiana Dell'Anna, Antonia Truppo, Eduardo Scarpetta, Roberto De Francesco, Lino Musella, Paolo Pierobon Language: Italian w/English Subtitles Where To Watch: premiering on VOD & digital platforms on November 25, 2022 RAVING REVIEW: Expectations are one of the biggest curses of a film critic like myself. You see a film with this title and imagery to go along, and then when you view the film, the experience is entirely different. While I don't think I would say I didn't enjoy this, I was somewhat cursed with the idea of the film being a different experience. I was expecting something similar to 1984s AMADEUS and got a much different version of a "comedy" than I expected. That isn't a slight against the film but a slight against myself and a lesson to sit back and experience the film instead of guessing what it will be. I've always taken pride in writing my reviews for an average audience. At the same time, I'll occasionally veer off track and talk about things in a way that isn't as easily digestible; I try to keep my reviews welcoming to all. A lot could be said about this film-watching experience, mainly because of the artistic eye of the director. In a nutshell, though, the film felt as high-brow as the theatrical experience it was telling us about. Ironically this is billed as a drama, but the period the film takes place in allows for some comedy to be mixed in as well; it's just not as in-your-face as I was expecting. You would think with a title like this that, you would be laughing quite a bit, but the clown-like experiences are more sophisticated than I was expecting. It's interesting to see this story unfold in such a surreal manner; at no point was I ever bored with the displays on the screen. You had picturesque sets and fantastic costumes that made you feel like you were there experiencing the story yourself. For more reviews and my YouTube channel, please visit Follow me on Instagram, Letterboxd, Twitter, and YouTube. Find my social media accounts on most platforms simply by searching Overly Honest Movie Reviews. I'm always happy to hear from my readers; please say hi or send me any questions about all things movies. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/28/22 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Naples, 1904: Eduardo Scarpetta risked everything by staging a parody of the great Italian poet, Gabriele D'Annunzio. Despite legal troubles and familial strife, Scarpetta fought for his legacy as one of the greats of Italian theater.
      Mario Martone
      Mario Martone, Ippolita Di Majo, Mario Martone, Ippolita Di Majo
      Film Movement
      Production Co
      Indigo Film, RAI Cinema
      Biography, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 25, 2022, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 25, 2022
      2h 13m
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