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The King

2h 20m
Drama, History, War
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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.
The King Poster

The King

2h 20m
Drama, History, War
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.
The King (2019) on IMDb

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Thomasin McKenzie
Philippa, Queen of Denmark
Robert Pattinson
The Dauphin
Ben Mendelsohn
King Henry IV
Andrew Havill
Archbishop of Canterbury
Edward Ashley
Tom Fisher
Tom Lawrence
Ivan Kaye
Gbor Czap
Scot Soldier
Roderick Hill
Cloaked Man
Philip Rosch
Lord Chamberlain
Lucas Hansen
Eric, King of Denmark
Tom Lacroix
Directed By: David Michôd
Written By: Joel Edgerton (Screenplay), William Shakespeare (Original Story), + 1 more

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FinFan says...
4 years ago
This is neither an action fireworks nor has it endless battle scenes. You should know that before you watch. It is a slow build up that can be percieved as running a bit too long. But I really liked it. It's an honest movie, well produced. It looks and feels real. And so does the battle once it takes place. I so appreciate doing this not in CGI but putting the camera right in the middle of it. As for the historical accuracy or how it relates to the source material, I do not know. But it also isn't that important to me as this is a movie that, first and foremost, is there to entertain. All actors are doing really well but Sean Harris was the one who really stood out in my opinion.
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jshwlr says...
4 years ago
With Outlaw King and now this Netflix really knows how to film medieval battles. In both movies the battles were absolutely breathtakingly beautiful.
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w2m says...
4 years ago
Great acting and potential, but why didn't they even try to tell a story? I mean, nothing but one battle? There is more content in 5 minutes of an average Vikings episode than in this whole movie.
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DatBabyAintMine says...
4 years ago
It was good to watch the story of the Young King Henry. I just wish it was longer.
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Featured User Reviews

7/10  4 years ago
That was a good movie, not perfect by any means but still good.

The things that I liked,
The beautiful cinematography, the scenery was beautiful and I quiet frankly was taken away by the beauty of it, amazing fight sequences, the atmosphere in general truly felt like the time it was talking abou More
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4 years ago
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
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one year ago
It’s a fine half-adaptation, but suffers from the compromise it makes.

On the one hand, it is not simply another adaptation of Shakespeare - it has the advantages of taking a fresh look at the material, but for whatever reason still somehow carried across much of the fictional elements of Shake More
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