The King (2019) - Biography, Drama, History

Hohum Score

65

Boring

Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.

IMDB: 7.4
Director: David Michôd
Stars: Tom Glynn-Carney, Gábor Czap
Length: 140 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 4 out of 25 found boring (16%)

One-line Reviews (11)

It is intense, every actors in it acted strong, the cinematography was amazing.

The story is hard to follow unless you are familiar with the plays.

Good acting, good story, good action and actually really enjoyed it.

It was gripping from start to finish - not always easy in a movie over 2 hours - with fantastic performances and breathtaking cinematography.

For me it was fascinating to see the character of Henry V develop and what power and pressure can do to someone.

"The King" is an entertaining movie which offers great costumes, battle scenes and effects.

It's fair to say is slow paced and kind of lacking an actual plot development.

Timothée Chalamet is a vacuum of charisma and was boring in this film, per usual.

What a tedious movie.

I generally know the material fairly well, and I love historical dramas like this, but everything about it was so dull and leaden, and nearly all of it missed the mark, that you'll need to be a major Timothée Chalamet fan to sit through it.

It's a dull piece about a ruler, somewhere in the world, fighting a national war, pressed by the sword of Damocles -one of the most overused plots in cinema history.