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The King of Staten Island

2020, comedy, drama

137 minutes

Scott has been a case of arrested development ever since his firefighter father died when he was seven. He’s now reached his mid-20s having achieved little, chasing a dream of becoming a tattoo artist that seems far out of reach. As his ambitious...

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7.0

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6.7

based on 8 critics

Age

12+

Country

United States

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8.0

2020.06.11

Tackling hard-hitting themes, the emotion in this piece is just as, if not, more integral to the film’s success than the humour, and The King of Staten Island might just be his most accomplished film to date. Read more

8.0

2020.07.16

Funny and poignant, The King of Staten Island impresses. Read more

7.8

2020.06.13

The King of Staten Island succeeds because of its star and co-writer Pete Davidson. The SNL regular elevates the film because of its true-life roots and his ability to bring a level of authenticity to the character. Otherwise, Staten Island feels very much like the rest of director Judd Apatow's recent output -- it's too long and requires much patience. Read more

6.7

2020.06.12

The King of Staten Island survives on its emotional heft, not its comedy or narrative. In moments, the tone and narrative cohere into something that borders on poignant, but often the film is an oscillating pendulum filled with tonal inconstancy. Read more

5.0

2020.08.11

The King of Staten Island misses the opportunity to be a probing portrait of a young man’s delayed journey to adulthood and is compromised by grasping at low-hanging comic fruit. Read more

4.0

2020.06.10

At its fullest and best, Judd Apatow’s newest dramedy is a collection of half-hearted beats and half-witted mischief. That’s it. Just half. Read more

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