The King of Laughter

critic Reviews

, 83% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Anna SmithDeadline Hollywood Daily
    Figuring out the exact nature of all their relationships has a certain fascination, but it's not exactly entertaining. The dialogue feels mannered and Scarpetta's actions are so selfish and pompous they become irritating.
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    Lovia GyarkyeHollywood Reporter
    It's a dazzling and technically brilliant feat, the work of an ambitious, experienced and passionate director.
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    Guy LodgeVariety
    Commits without compromise to its driving conceit: that Scarpetta's personal life was as wildly expressive and uninhibited as his stage presence, to the extent that they're not all that differently presented on-screen.
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    Jennie KermodeEye for Film
    Servillo has spent much of the latter part of his career playing narcissistic characters, and he’s perfectly cast here.
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    Filipe FreitasAlways Good Movies
    ... an upbeat biopic-comedy centered on the beloved Neapolitan actor and playwright Eduardo Scarpetta, whose dedication to theater and illegitimate procreation were remarkably consistent.
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    Rob AldamBackseat Mafia
    An impeccably made period drama superbly conjures up the atmosphere of the era.
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