The King of Escape
The King of Escape (2014)

As warm and affecting as it is fearlessly outlandish and matter-of-factly surreal, THE KING OF ESCAPE features Ludovic Berthillot, in a brave and unforgettably vanity-free performance, as Armand, a gay, overweight, middle-aged tractor… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 11, 2014
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

Above all, the film makes us interested in what Mr. Guiraudie will come up with next.

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Zachary Wigon
Village Voice

Weaving numerous influences into a rich emotional tapestry, Alain Guiraudie's The King of Escape skillfully absorbs and updates its assertive cinematic forebears.

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Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com

Like a rowdy, rude houseguest that you'll end up remembering over the well-behaved

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

[A] bumptious yet tender comedy.

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Diego Costa
Slant Magazine

Cruising for Alain Guiraudie seems to be the way of nature, a drive that doesn't discriminate.

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Derek Elley
Variety

Wafer-thin plot is more an excuse for parading a rich selection of character types than anything else, as, refreshingly, the movie never gets tied up in emotional angst or sexual guilt.

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Mike Goodridge
Screen International

[The film is] infused with unexpected streaks of whimsy and fantasy.

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