The White King
The White King (2017)

Djata is a care-free 12-year-old growing up in a brutal dictatorship shut off from the outside world. When the government imprisons his father, Peter, and Djata and his mother Hannah are labeled traitors, the boy will not rest until he sees… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 5, 2017
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Neil Young
Hollywood Reporter

Intriguing but ultimately underwhelming.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

The makers have clearly thought about what a future reversion to twentieth century-style tyranny would look like, and the design, anthems and details all ring true.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

This chilling undertone keeps the audience gripped even when the story seems to spin its wheels.

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Paul Risker

The White King is a bold and brave piece of filmmaking that embraces film as an incomplete form. The ideas are presented in such a way that they require the engagement of the audience.

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Wendy Ide
Observer (UK)

It's an impressively realised world; the "Homeland" is an agrarian totalitarian state in which any form of dissent is quashed by jackboot justice.

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Dan Einav
Little White Lies

The White King is a respectable first feature, but one that would have benefitted from refinement and nuance - a good few moves behind the best films in the genre.

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Fred McNamara

The story exudes natural confidence in its execution of that tension. It knows exactly when to pull you in and push you back.

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Kate Muir
Times (UK)

The White King never quite fulfils its initial promise as a dystopian young-adult adventure set in a future police state.

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Stephen Carty
Radio Times

The White King only springs to life when Pryce is on screen, which isn't often.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Amy Amy
We see a new world order that brings its society back to the soil, damning technology, applauding the simple life. This totalitarian world parallels… More