Kingdom Come
Kingdom Come (2001)

Based on the play Dearly Departed by David Dean Bottrell and Jessie Jones (who also penned this screenplay), this new comedy from the director of Jason's Lyric looks at a family gathering after one of their clan dies of a stroke. In the… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 11, 2001
DVD Release Date: September 25, 2001
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it has its moments, Kingdom Come is marred by a script that's low on laughs and uneven in tone.

Mike Clark
USA Today

A heavyset daughter who never talks but eats a lot is named Delightful, which is supposed to be funny. That pretty much sums up the movie's comic tone.

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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A mediocre sitcom writ large.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a well-intentioned yet wholly misguided piece of work that effectively wastes its talented cast...

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

While Kingdom Come follows the formula for comic combustibility, it's even more inert than Bud, who at least comes to life for a brief fantasy sequence.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Manages to be profound without being pompous.

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Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

There's nothing original about this film, but it does boast a solid anchor in Goldberg and include some pretty good acting around her.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

The structure and style are a staple of many traveling black stage shows ... What slays them in the second balcony, though, flattens on the screen.

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John Zebrowski
Seattle Times

Despite an appealing cast that includes Toni Braxton and Cedric The Entertainer, Kingdom Come won't leave you with a happy feeling -- and it may just leave you feeling surly.

Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

The script, like the direction by Doug McHenry, relies too heavily for comic effect on broad comic contrivances and high-volume arguments.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Remi Logan
I absolutely LOVE this movie! Great ensemble cast; all these talented and well-known people exercising their comedic bones and bringing about great results!
Leo L