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Based on 15 Reviews
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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's all pleasant but fairly unimportant, and then -- POW -- comes the great scene, almost out of nowhere. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    But look up the word "slight" in the dictionary and you could find a still from this film. show more

  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    King of the Corner has been adapted from Gerald Shapiro's "Bad Jews and Other Stories" and suffers from an odd, disjointed quality. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    King of the Corner is not plot-driven. It's like life: just one damned thing after another show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A witty and wise midlife comedy, not only represents Peter Riegert's debut as a feature director but gives this gifted veteran performer his juiciest big-screen role in quite some time. show more

  • 63
    Allison Benedikt Chicago Tribune

    Moments of this film reminded me of Alexander Payne's great library of male dysfunction -- "Election," "About Schmidt," "Sideways" -- not because King of the Corner actually reaches Payne's plane, but because I wish it had tried. show more

  • 63
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The mild but affable story of an ad man's midlife crisis, King of the Corner is an actor's film in every way. show more

  • 50
    Sean Axmaker Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Peter Riegert's is a labor of love film where you feel love much stronger than you feel the film. show more

  • 70
    Desson Thomson Washington Post

    A warm, unexpectedly moving portrait of a man on the verge of what could either be a dreadful or delightful second chapter. show more

  • 60
    Ella Taylor L.A. Weekly

    I've never quite figured out what the poker-faced Peter Riegert does as an actor, but his matter-of-fact minimalism is always funny and affecting. show more

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