The Kid Who Would Be King

The Kid Who Would Be King

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The Kid Who Would Be King

A 12-year-old in modern-day London stumbles upon fabled sword Excalibur as well as the responsibility to save the world in this family fantasy adventure from the writer and director of Attack the Block.

2019Rating: PG, Violence & scary scenes120 minsUSA
ActionAdventureKids & FamilyFantasyBlockbuster
90%
want to see

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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

A likable enough, Amblin-esque update to the classic Arthurian legend...

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

Do the Middle Ages hold the key to saving the world? "The Kid Who Would Be King" suggests so.

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Stuff

Stuff

press

As it is, The Kid Who Would Be King is a good-natured alternative to the noise and bombast of a Marvel or DC style superhero adventure. If I was about 9 years old today, it might just have been the best film I'd seen all week.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

It's the type of film that cheering kids will want to re-watch, re-live and play-act, bearing well for post-theatrical streaming and home-release prospects.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

...the climax delivers a delightfully over-the-top school-based battle, uniting the kids in bashing the bad and showing the grown-ups how it's done

3.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A charming family-friendly adventure.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...offers plenty of delights but doesn't quite package them together in a way that is wholly satisfying...

0
Collider

Collider

press

It's good that there's a film like The Kid Who Would Be King for pre-teens who not only want to go on a fun quest, but will feel ready to take on a divided world as a result.

0
Variety

Variety

press

A likable enough, Amblin-esque update to the classic Arthurian legend...

0
The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

Do the Middle Ages hold the key to saving the world? "The Kid Who Would Be King" suggests so.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

As it is, The Kid Who Would Be King is a good-natured alternative to the noise and bombast of a Marvel or DC style superhero adventure. If I was about 9 years old today, it might just have been the best film I'd seen all week.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

It's the type of film that cheering kids will want to re-watch, re-live and play-act, bearing well for post-theatrical streaming and home-release prospects.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

...the climax delivers a delightfully over-the-top school-based battle, uniting the kids in bashing the bad and showing the grown-ups how it's done

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A charming family-friendly adventure.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...offers plenty of delights but doesn't quite package them together in a way that is wholly satisfying...

0
Collider

Collider

press

It's good that there's a film like The Kid Who Would Be King for pre-teens who not only want to go on a fun quest, but will feel ready to take on a divided world as a result.

0

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