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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Scott Pack's rating of the film The King of Escape

    A little too haphazard and disjointed to really work as a fulfilling comedy. Lots of the elements are there, and some individual moments are very funny, but they just don't click together to make a cohesive whole.

  2. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film The King of Escape

    A quirky, fun film that skips lightly between moments of potential discomfort, this is a twisted and enjoyable comedy about sex, love, lust, and being comfortable with your own tastes and longings.

  3. Neil Hunter's rating of the film The King of Escape

    I was a big fan of Strangers by the Lake, so this highly whimsical, surreal and inconsequential story was a surprise. It is sporadically funny, and by no means boring, but it's hard to stay with it all the way.

  4. SiIencio's rating of the film The King of Escape

    Quirky often verging on absurd minor effort which will anesthetize many, infuriate some & delight a few fans of the odd & freakish same-sex romantic melodrama. There's nothing that seems to pin this film down, nothing that confers some gravitas to it, however it's perhaps that hypnotic outlandish facade what keeps the viewer partially intrigued partially stunned until the end when it simply vanishes like nothingness.

  5. mrianlawton's rating of the film The King of Escape

    A funny/strange little film! On paper sounds like it might be a male sexual fantasy but with its central protagonist a chubby, slightly vacant, gay man (with a very limited range of emotional expression) it ventures way off piste. I will be checking out Guiraudie’s other movies toute de suite. Where can I get some Doo-Root?

  6. anthony's rating of the film The King of Escape

    a very detailed look at sexual nature of some of the male species, with humour, wacky storyline and great soundtrack....not sure about safe sex message... 16,000 new HIV last year in the USA alone :/

  7. sebastianbarronmubi's rating of the film The King of Escape

  8. Steven Nuttall's rating of the film The King of Escape

  9. Superfrog's rating of the film The King of Escape

    Brilliant little comedy. Brilliant characters. Deeply clever dialogue interspersed in south west France countryside people talk about agricutural machines, fancy illegal crops and family tensions. Also points of surreal dialogues buly the head cop. Really worth a watch.

  10. Pymo's rating of the film The King of Escape

    I've tried but... I like the other way!

  11. petit astronaute's rating of the film The King of Escape

  12. Rafael Paz's rating of the film The King of Escape

    Un hombre incapaz de comprometerse con nada que, además, busca evitar cualquier conflicto en su vida es el protagonista de Le roi de l'évasion. Es de admirar el humor que surge de manera tan natural en el cine de Guiraudie, de gran sutileza.

  13. Matthew Martens's rating of the film The King of Escape

    File under: You can run but you can't hide. With a light touch and a clutch of clever conceits -- not to mention a wonderfully engaging cast -- Guiraudie has crafted a delightfully imaginative, on-target parable about the pleasures and longueurs both of being and trying not to be who you really are.

  14. chanandre's rating of the film The King of Escape

    Trop drôle. Superbe Hafsia Herzi.