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Movie Review – Kings (2018)

Kings, 2018.

Written and Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven.

Starring Halle Berry, Daniel Craig, Lamar Johnson, Rachel Hilson, Isaac Ryan Brown, Callan Farris, Serenity Reign Brown, Reece Cody, and Lewis T. Powell.


The life of a foster family in South Central Los Angeles, a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial.

Starting with what Kings (the first English language speaking film from French-born director Deniz Gamze Ergüven who helmed the Oscar-nominated Turkish film Mustang) does get right is far easier than listing off its every confounding stumble into unmitigated disaster. Soon following the infamous Rodney King beatings, a teenager encourages his brethren to steal various useful items and toys from a store, largely working due to the deflating sight of witnessing all of the above fall out of bags spread out onto the floor of their home (something that will be

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