King Jack Reviews

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August 6, 2018
The story is not groundbreaking and, certainly, this type of cliché, coming-of-age film has been told before and will be again, but this one makes for a great addition to the genre.
January 2, 2017
Its slight stuff, sure, but King Jack is a film thats executed with smarts and sensitivity.
December 31, 2016
[Director Thompson] has a particular ally in Plummer, a bashed-up presence more compelling than a dozen stage-school brats, displaying a fortitude you warm to even as you're watching all cockiness being kicked from his form.
December 5, 2016
It's an elegiac, dreamy little film, and catches perfectly the passing madness of the teenage state.
August 16, 2016
Dark coming-of-age movie has intense, sadistic bullying.
June 18, 2016
Might not have the freshest ingredients in the indie kitchen, but it still knows how to stir up something with a kick.
June 17, 2016
... steers away from clichés and cheap sympathy, and instead resonates with raw authenticity.
June 14, 2016
The debut feature of Felix Thompson is an assured coming-of-age drama.
June 13, 2016
This directorial debut proves to be one quite delightful surprise: funny, touching and real.
June 10, 2016
Thompson's leads are so natural in their roles, and his filmmaking is so immediate and intimate, that King Jack is instantly absorbing.
June 9, 2016
Thanks to a strongly rooted lead performance by Charlie Plummer as a 15-year-old small-town kid who's well on his way to a stint in juvenile detention, "King Jack" still strikes a resonant chord.
June 9, 2016
King Jack is an emotional coming-of-age story that doesn't shy away from the lumps and bruises of pseudo-adulthood.
June 9, 2016
For everyone who ever had a close call as an adolescent and kept it from the grown-ups, "King Jack" will hit you where you live.
June 9, 2016
First-time writer-director Felix Thompson demonstrates good instincts for two of King Jack's standard three acts.
June 7, 2016
Writer-director Felix Thompson's first film is a sensitive and self-possessed debut that clocks in at 76 minutes and doesn't waste a single one of them.
June 7, 2016
It's a tribute to Thompson's humane sensitivity to character detail that its concluding jolt of affirmation feels fully, inspirationally earned.
June 6, 2016
An exceptionally powerful coming-of-age story that pairs the charm and heart we've come to expect from the genre with some especially intense and brutal drama.
June 6, 2016
The name Felix Thompson is to be added to lists of up-and-coming directors to keep an eye on.
March 2, 2016
With a beautifully poised script, King Jack delivers an honest depiction of adolescent sexuality and a terrifying depiction of teen violence.
February 28, 2016
The combination of innocence and steely determination make Jack a sympathetic figure and the film delivers enough tough, tender insight into his life to strike a universal chord.
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