Kings (2017)Millie is a hardworking, tough and protective Los Angeles single mother with an affection for homeless children. Her neighbor Obie is the local loose cannon -- and the only white man -- in an area largely inhabited by African-Americans, Latinos and Koreans. With racial tensions running high, Millie and Obie appear to be unlikely allies. But following the acquittal of four of the officers accused of beating Rodney King, the two of them must navigate the gathering chaos in the city.Keywords:
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Rolling StoneApril 28, 2018
This dud recreation of the 1992 L.A. riots traps Halle Berry and Daniel Craig and a piece of momentous, civil-rights history in a crazyquilt of random action, absurdist humor, bogus romance and questionable purpose.
AV ClubApril 27, 2018
It's possible to appreciate the film for recognizing both the horror and the absurdity in its subjects...and for playing exclusively in those extreme registers, yet still come to the conclusion that it's is all bark, no bite.
RogerEbert.comApril 27, 2018
Kings is clueless about its subject matter.
Toronto StarApril 26, 2018
It seems like a missed opportunity to dramatize the lives of real people caught up in the aftermath of the violence.
Chicago Sun-TimesApril 26, 2018
The English-language debut from the brilliant talent behind best foreign film picture nominee Mustang is a terribly uneven, borderline absurdist jumble that undercuts its own message again and again.
New York TimesApril 26, 2018
In tying its story to this particular moment in American history, the movie bites off more than it can coherently chew.
Film ThreatMay 14, 2018
For all its best efforts, Kings fails to put the 1992 Los Angeles riots into focus.
Sacramento News & ReviewMay 09, 2018
What once felt fresh and honest now comes across as completely phony.
FilmsInReview.comMay 06, 2018
It's about screaming and loud yelling. Not to be left out, even Craig gets a screaming scene.
National PostApril 27, 2018
The tone of the piece is all over the place, from tear-jerking pathos to ribald comedy and back again.
Film Journal InternationalApril 27, 2018
Strange and evocative, but not really satisfying.
Baret NewsApril 27, 2018
A harrowing descent into depravity that makes The Florida Project look like Leave It to Beaver.
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