Joe the King
Joe the King (1999)

In this downbeat drama, 14-year-old Joe Henry's father is a violent alcoholic who can't hold down a job. Joe works illegally as a dishwasher to help support the family, but he resorts to petty theft when it's clear his salary… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 15, 2000
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Even with warts and all, "Joe the King" is a very worthwhile drama.

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Clint Morris
Moviehole

An excellent piece of entertainment. The cast is undeniably brilliant.

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

An uncompromising but wonderful film that reinforces the saying 'Never judge a person until you've walked in their shoes.'

Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net

a deeply sad picture of mistreated youth, told with considerable skill, and blessedly shorn of sentimentality

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

A very tough, very real film, anchored by the memorable work of the two leads.

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Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

Unfortunately, Whaley opts to take the sentimental route, providing easy, crowd-pleasing answers to the serious questions he raises.

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Todd Smith
What a depressing movie!? That poor kid! It really makes you wonder just how many kids are suffering that way on a daily basis. It also makes you appreciate… More

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