King of California
King of California (2007)

At the age of 16, Miranda has already had to live with her share of disappointments. Abandoned by her mother, she's dropped out of school and has been supporting herself as an employee at McDonald's while her father Charlie resides… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 28, 2007
DVD Release Date: January 29, 2008
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A quirky and often touching comedy about a mature teenager and her manic depressive father, King of California is a charming tale of familial relations and treasure hunting.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The most remarkable thing about King of California is how the characters grow on you, and how their quixotic quest becomes ours.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Rambunctious and rousing from beginning to end, the hugely entertaining King of California offers Michael Douglas his best role since Traffic.

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Heather Huntington

For an 'adventure movie' full of quirk, King of California can feel a bit flat.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

King of California means to be the jewel in the crown of indie-flick quirkiness, but it's really just a bauble with ambition.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Intermittedly entertaining if mostly contrived.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

Writer-director Mike Cahill explores Charlie's foolishness with funny-sad fondness.

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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

While the project certainly has its clever aspects, the bulk of the credit goes to Douglas.

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Clint Morris

'The King of California' is an easily-entertaining film that features two bravura performances. Douglas plays the character of the loony treasure-hunter Charlie with zest, passion, comedy and, well, hyperactivity - its Jack Colton post-drugs, if you will

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Miranda: You don't take anything seriously do you? You think the world is just here for your amusement!  "We're all searching for… More
Mark Walker
Nepotism is rife throughout Hollywood and as much as I despise it, I think I may have to finally admit that after all these years, Michael Douglas does have… More
Alex roy
King of California is a wonderful drama comedy. I very much enjoyed the film, and I thought that Michael Douglas delivered one of his greatest performances… More
Dean McKenna
Writer-director Mike Cahill's debut feature is never really deciding if it's a comedy or drama. This is the second Michael Douglas film that he used… More
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Nicki Marie
I wasn't entirely sure I liked this all that much while it was on, but it does make an impression slowly. By the end I was well and truly hooked and… More