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THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING

 
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At Theaters: 1/25/2019 On Video: 4/16/2019
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 50 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 601317
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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Old school magic meets the modern world. Alex thinks he's just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin, take on the wicked enchantress Morgana. With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.
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Adventure Fantasy - This is a fantasy film based on the King Arthur legend aimed at pre- teen kids and families, but it will have some young adult appeal. The known stars in the cast, Rebecca Ferguson and Patrick Stewart, only have very small roles, with a cast of new young stars leading the way. While aimed at families, there are some creepy moments and images that may be scary and intense for the youngest.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Rebecca Ferguson THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, THE SNOWMAN, LIFE
Tom Taylor THE DARK TOWER
Patrick Stewart LOGAN, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
Rhianna Dorris STAGE SCHOOL
Louis Ashbourne Serkis TABOO
Wri/Dir: Joe Cornish ATTACK THE BLOCK
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 3 miscellaneous profanities.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Fights and falls with no blood.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None.
ACTION: Chases, fights, battles.
COMEDY: Banter, wisecracks, sight gags.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average ...although perfectly entertaining for children in the age 8-12 bracket, may be a bore and a chore for adults. ...less a family film than it is a kid's feature, and the difference between the two is one reason why this movie is unlikely to make a major impact at the early 2019 box office.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good "The Kid Who Would Be King" is not...everything that it could have been. But it is fun where it counts and that's realistically what matters most. ...is worth a look, even if it is a bit soggy. ...uninitiated viewers will probably groove on the film's well-intended and clever ideas.

USA Today Full Review
Good ... revitalizes the Arthurian legend for a new generation of film fans, with a family-friendly story as sharp as Excalibur's blade. ...a fun, empowering Arthurian update – and the best since 1981's "Excalibur"...

NY Post Full Review
Good ...a movie with the goofy charm of 1980s kids adventure flicks, such as "The Goonies” or "The NeverEnding Story.” It's gentle — and almost completely bloodless. During the climax, a fire-breathing Morgana battles an army of school kids and none appears to get even an eyebrow singed.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 49 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
7
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
2
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
7
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
6
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
14
High
86%
30+Adults (F)
13
High
87%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 49 moviegoers:
Overall, these are GREAT REVIEWS, especially considering this is a movie targeted at younger moviegoers. As with just about any movie, some didn't care much for it, rating it "fair," but 60%, or more, loved "The Kid Who Would Be King." Quite a few more enjoyed it very much, rating it "very good."

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