• The King (2006)

The King

Release Date: May 19th, 2006

DVD Release Date: October 10th, 2006

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

Production Co: FilmFour, Edward R. Pressman Film Corp., ContentFilm

Keywords: Underdog , Intense , Dark , 2000s , Murder ,

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    Beautifully shot and well acted, the film might well cause controversy among fundamentalist believers as a provocative allegory challenging the power of faith. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    May strain credulity, but it still leaves a memorable mark. show more

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