The King 2019
R | 2h 20min | Biography, Drama, History | 1 November 2019 (USA)
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.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated R for some strong violence, and language.
I had the opportunity to see this movie in a theater a few days ago. I’m pleased to say that it was not a waste of time. I was thoroughly caught up in the story and invested in the characters, particularly Hal and Falstaff. I am not a medieval expert nor am I that familiar with the works of Shakespeare, so don’t look to me to pick this movie apart based on those terms. Was this movie perfect? No. Was I entertained? Hell Yes! What I can tell you is that every single performer in this movie gave it everything they had and its all up there on the screen. The filmmakers and the performers have my respect and gratitude. And kudos to David Michôd for landing Timothée Chalamet to play Hal. This kid is something else. He is absolutely fascinating to watch. By the way, don’t get Hal mad at you, he is somewhat of a bad ass. So here’s to a great time at the movies and I look forward to watching this again at some point when it shows up on Netflix.
Director: David Michôd
Writers: Joel Edgerton, David Michôd
Stars: Robert Pattinson, Timothée Chalamet, Lily-Rose Depp
Country: UK | Hungary | Australia
Language: English | French
Release Date: 1 November 2019 (USA)
Also Known As: The King
Filming Locations: Szilvásvárad, Hungary