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R| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
Following his discharge from the Navy, a young man named Elvis travels to Texas and tells a preacher that he is the man's illegitimate son. His handsome face hides the soul of a devil, though, and as soon as he worms his way into the clergyman's life, he commits unforgivable crimes against the family.

Cast: Gael García Bernal , William Hurt , Paul Dano , Pell James , Laura Harring , Milo Addica , Derek Alvarado , Laura Clifton

Director: James Marsh

Genres: Drama

Distributor: ThinkFilm

The King (2006)

Release Date: May 19th, 2006|1 hr. 45 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Dark, disturbing and audaciously original in a way only indies are given license to be anymore, the film never telegraphs where it's heading. But you don't need a pathfinder to sense the general direction is toward hell. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A darkly disturbing melodrama anchored by some powerful performances. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    It's as good as anything that Hurt has ever done -- a study in explosive understatement. show more

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