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The King

The King (David Michôd, 2019) wr. Joel Edgerton, David Michôd, prod. Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Liz Watts, David Michôd, Joel Edgerton, for Plan B Entertainment, Porchlight Films, A Yoki Inc, Blue-Tongue Films; Robert Pattinson, Timothée Chalamet, Lily-Rose Depp

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 - including his relationship with his closest friend and mentor, the aging alcoholic knight, John Falstaff (Joel Edgerton).

The King is based on Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V, but without Shakespeare’s dialogue. Why was this film made? We didn’t need it. It’s pointless.


Garry Gillard | New: 11 December, 2014 | Now: 22 January, 2020