Praise for The King

“Wildly ambitious, thoroughly entertaining and embellished with some snaky moves, Eugene Jarecki’s documentary THE KING is a lot like its nominal subject, Elvis Presley.” 
Manohla Dargis, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Perceptive, probing and ultimately devastating, THE KING is for anyone who cares about where this country has been and where it’s headed...The movie’s final minutes come at you like a lightning bolt.”
 —Stephanie Zacharek, TIME

“It's hard to pinpoint exactly when this random, scattershot, overreaching movie stops spinning its wheels and starts flying on a cumulative power that floors you. But when it happens – kapow! By the end we’re looking at Elvis, America and ourselves with new eyes.”
Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE

“A hunk-a, hunk-a burning zeitgeist, the kind of movie that just might shake you from your sleep at night weeks later.”
Andrew Lapin, NPR

“If you think Eugene Jarecki’s fascinating and provocative new documentary, THE KING, is just another biopic on Elvis Presley, you should think again.”
Pete Hammond, DEADLINE  

“A fascinatingly overstuffed portrait of America in decline. In the process, it’s also: a biography of the 20th century’s most famous musician; a story about how a man became king of a democratic nation; a nuanced analysis of cultural appropriation in a multi-racial society; a southern-fried rock n’ roll performance piece; a horrifyingly sober look at the rise of Donald Trump; a closed-casket funeral service for The American Dream; the best recent film about how the hell we got here; and more. So much more.”
David Ehrlich, INDIEWIRE



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