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The King

User Rating: 72%
Language: English
Runtime: 140 min

About Movie

England, 15th century. Hal, a capricious prince who lives among the populace far from court, is forced by circumstances to reluctantly accept the throne and become Henry V.

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Basic Details

Release Date:

11 October 2019

Genres:

Drama, History, War

Production Country:

Australia, United States of America

Original Language:

English

Runtime:

140 min

Production Company:

Plan B Entertainment, Porchlight Films, Blue-Tongue Films, Yoki

Budget:

-

Revenue:

-

Tagline:

All hail

Movie Crew

Producer:

Brad Pitt

Screenplay:

Joel Edgerton

Producer:

Joel Edgerton
, Dede Gardner
, Liz Watts

Screenplay:

David Michôd

Director:

David Michôd

Producer:

David Michôd

Producer:

Jeremy Kleiner

Movie Cast

Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet
Hal
Joel Edgerton
Joel Edgerton
Falstaff
Sean Harris
Sean Harris
William
Tom Glynn-Carney
Tom Glynn-Carney
Hotspur
Lily-Rose Depp
Lily-Rose Depp
Catherine
Thomasin McKenzie
Thomasin McKenzie
Philippa, Queen of Denmark
Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson
The Dauphin
Ben Mendelsohn
Ben Mendelsohn
King Henry IV
Andrew Havill
Andrew Havill
Archbishop of Canterbury
Dean-Charles Chapman
Dean-Charles Chapman
Thomas
Steven Elder
Steven Elder
Dorset
Edward Ashley
Edward Ashley
Cambridge
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Stephen Fewell
Grey
Tara Fitzgerald
Tara Fitzgerald
Hooper
Tom Fisher
Tom Fisher
Northumberland
Ivan Kaye
Ivan Kaye
Scrope
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Gábor Czap
Scot Soldier
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Tom Lawrence
Westmoreland
Josef Davies
Josef Davies
Beale
Roderick Hill
Roderick Hill
Cloaked Man
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Niké Kurta
Molly
Nicholas Wittman
Nicholas Wittman
Herald
Philip Rosch
Philip Rosch
Lord Chamberlain
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Lucas Hansen
Eric, King of Denmark
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Tom Lacroix
Assassin
Cedric Cirotteau
Cedric Cirotteau
French Envoy
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Jack Bandeira
Cambridge's Steward
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Kristóf Widder
Clergyman
Vincent Latorre
Vincent Latorre
Jean D'Estouteville
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Bence Bakti
Boy #1
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Bardó Fenyvesi
Boy #2
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Henry Dent
Boy #3
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Harry Trevaldwyn
Dartmouth
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Laurent Winkler
French Commander
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Jeremy Chevillotte
French Lord Steward
Thibault de Montalembert
Thibault de Montalembert
King Charles VI
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Oscar Bennett
William's Page Boy

Movie Review

Splinter

Just finished The King, a modern interpretation of parts of Shakespeare's Henry IV and Henry V, seemingly targeted at millennials.

It's common knowledge that much of Shakespeare's Henry V is based on hearsay, yet his pre-battle speeches at Barfleur ('Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.') and Agincourt ('We band of brothers') have become the stuff of legend and remain the most stirring battle speeches of our time. In The King, Henry's pre-battle speech at Agincourt is neither stirring or inspirational due to being a watered-down, 21st-century, politically correct rendition, which I found hard to stomach.

The King portrays Henry (Hal) as a pacifist and reluctant leader, a fop to Catherine of Valois and I found Timothee Chalomet's (an American) performance as Hal to be too 21st century and not in the slightest bit convincing. In fact, he seemed reluctant to carry out any of the deeds that the real Henry V actually carried out.

The battle scenes were very realistic and the cinematography was superb, but...

This is yet another nod to the PC millennials, diluting and revising both Shakespeare and history into easily digestible snack bites for the sensitive of our era.

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