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PG-13| 1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
Determined to help at-risk youths avoid the mistakes he made, an ex-con (Cuba Gooding Jr.) forms a chess club to offer them an alternative to running with street gangs.

Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr. , Malcolm Mays , Richard T. Jones , Paula Jai Parker , Carlton Byrd , Lisa Gay Hamilton , Dennis Haysbert , Kevin Hendricks

Director: Jake Goldberger

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Millennium Entertainment

Life of a King (2013)

Release Date: January 17th, 2014|1 hr. 41 min.

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  • 63
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    Gooding brings just enough streetwise credibility to make Brown work. show more

  • 50

    Brown's story is a good one, though, and solid performances — especially from star Cuba Gooding Jr. — elevate the film slightly above the familiar trappings of its genre. show more

  • 38
    Slant Magazine

    Any potential flights of invention or creativity are subordinate to the plain and emphatic delivery of life lessons. show more

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