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The King is Alive

Rated R for sexuality and language.

R In Theaters 05/11/2001 , 109min.
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Simultaneously gritty and cerebral. Full Review
Dana Stevens
The New York Times
The cast, working in conditions that appear to have been only slightly less dire than those portrayed in the film, work together in a grim, convincing improvisatory rhythm. Full Review
Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
Fascinating and strangely involving piece. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Becomes a strung-together collection of interesting, semi-interesting, boring and sometimes embarrassing (seemingly improvised) moments from the cast. Full Review
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
Sinks under the weight of its ever more inescapably apparent contrivance, and its forced parallels to ''Lear.'' Full Review

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