King Of The Travellers
King Of The Travellers (2012)

Set in the Irish Travelling community, King of the Travellers tells the story of John Paul Moorehouse and his journey to avenge the death of his father. The recent return of the Power family, who John Paul believes are responsible for his… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 14, 2012
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Donald Clarke
Irish Times

There is enough here for us to confirm O'Connor as a talent for the future. Rough stuff.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

It looks authentic and its traveller cast, many of whom have never acted, do at least as well as many people who have.

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Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)

The world of bare-knuckle Irish boxing feuds between bitterly opposed traveller families makes for depressing and unilluminating dramatic material.

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Simon Kinnear
Total Film

There's a strand of 'us vs them' that eventually grates, but O'Connor's marshalling of a cast that includes many real travellers shows real feeling for this misunderstood community.

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Mike McCahill

A flibbertigibbet: it arrives with a twinkle in its eye, but little else between its cauliflower ears.

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Sky Movies

[Its] rich authenticity ... goes a long way to counterbalancing the lack of a professional cast and often all-too-rudimentary first-time script.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

Bog standard is the word for this.

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Rebecca Ellis
Little White Lies

Bleak and bleaker.

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Jennifer Tate

An Irish drama about feuding Travellers, King of the Travellers is watchable enough, but the poor script, sub-standard performances and unconvincing romantic subplot mean it's ultimately forgettable.

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The Movie Waffler
As a child, traveller John Paul Moorehouse (Connors) saw his father gunned down. A rival traveller family, the Powers, had been thought responsible. When the… More