King of the Corner
King of the Corner (2005)

A man looking for a new purpose in his life finds one that last place he expected in this comedy. Leo Spivak (Peter Riegert) is a man slowly sinking into the quicksand of a midlife crisis. He's become increasingly unsatisfied with his… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 2005
DVD Release Date: October 25, 2005
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71%
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Riegert makes this low-key, rueful comedy about mid-life angst appealing.

Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail

As a portrait of an average guy who makes average mistakes, it conveys wit and wisdom without leaning too heavily on schmaltz.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

This is perilously close to a vanity film, but since the star has always seemed like one of the least vain guys in the business, maybe he deserves to go on a bender.

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Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media

A story of maturity and consequences -- teens OK

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Although it's not a flashy debut, Riegert demonstrates an unfailing generosity toward his fellow actors that takes him far.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Although Riegert, who has here assembled a first-rate cast, clearly has a good touch with actors, his handling of the awkward material reveals his directorial inexperience.

Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

A punishing but also compassionate spotlight on a New York City corporate marketeer, and the result is really the movie screen as two way mirror, warts and all.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

It's a warm, unexpectedly moving portrait of a man on the verge of what could either be a dreadful or delightful second chapter.

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Ned Martel
New York Times

Mr. Riegert has assembled a capable cast with too little to do or say in this dry, crumbly, barely nourishing tale of intergenerational woe.

Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

A pleasant comedy with plenty of heart and a cast that makes it worth the price of admission.

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