Reviews: The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Cornish’s film falters a bit with a vanilla villain and overly extended finale, but it mostly charms as does young lead Serkis.
  • Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
    • Excerpt: The Kid Who Would Be King delivers as a family-friendly fantasy-adventure based on the King Arthur legend and an allegory for Brexit.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: Joe Cornish’s return as a director is a much welcomed one. It’s a delightful family adventure that takes a refreshingly earnest approach.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: The Kid Who Would Be King does not pander to youngsters, does not try and sell them toys, nor does it operate over their heads. Its messages of chivalry, standing up for what’s right in the face of evil, and implying these simple actions may help pull the world out of its funk are properly crafted and seen through to the end.
  • [New] | Jared Mobarak @
    • Excerpt: A kindred spirit to Attack the Block [in its] under-appreciated and dismissed characters [using] the traits society uses to keep them down as strengths to save the day.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: Although at times clunky and a bit too long for a movie featuring a pretty basic story, ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ nonetheless has its charms, as well as laudable lessons for its intended audience.