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Message from the King (2016)

R | | Thriller | 2016 (USA)
A mysterious outsider named Jacob King from South Africa arrives in Los Angeles to avenge his younger sister's death.

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A mysterious outsider named Jacob King from South Africa arrives in Los Angeles to avenge his younger sister's death.

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Rated R for brutal violence, grisly images, strong sexual content/nudity, language throughout and some drug use | See all certifications »

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A well delivered "Message from the King"
8 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A solid film from director Fabrice Du Wetz (Allelula, Vinyan) at the Toronto International Film Festival. In genre "revenge thriller" but I completely agree with Du Wetz at its core a character study and much more. Chadwick Boseman follows up his Black Panther introduction in Captain America:Civil War with a nuanced and believable performance as an older brother seeking out his lost younger sister in a Los Angeles that truly feels like a "Blade Runner" homage in its grittiness and tone. Teresa Palmer is outstanding as a complicated and pivotal associate in his "message". High marks for all involved in this interesting and well scored film!


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