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5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4

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  1. hughie8
    Jun 20, 2005
    9
    Lovely, understated gem!
  2. KathleenC.
    Jun 26, 2005
    7
    This was an affecting film with a tremendous cast about the "sandwich" generation stuck between ailing parents and rebellious children, still struggling to make a living (darkly comical shades of "Death of a Salesman") in the cut-throat world of business in modern America. No Golden Parachutes protect the average worker in this social Darwinian world. I've been a fan of Peter Riegert This was an affecting film with a tremendous cast about the "sandwich" generation stuck between ailing parents and rebellious children, still struggling to make a living (darkly comical shades of "Death of a Salesman") in the cut-throat world of business in modern America. No Golden Parachutes protect the average worker in this social Darwinian world. I've been a fan of Peter Riegert for a very long time & I Expand
  3. JayE.
    Aug 30, 2005
    5
    With the exception of Jake Hoffman, who needs a lot more time in regional theater, even if Pops can get him Hollywood parts, the acting is first rate; and a couple of scenes (the opening, the hero's impromptu funeral oration) work nicely. But hasty under-editing quickly exposes an extraordinarily weak screenplay (appearing in person at the showing I watched, Peter Riegert refused to With the exception of Jake Hoffman, who needs a lot more time in regional theater, even if Pops can get him Hollywood parts, the acting is first rate; and a couple of scenes (the opening, the hero's impromptu funeral oration) work nicely. But hasty under-editing quickly exposes an extraordinarily weak screenplay (appearing in person at the showing I watched, Peter Riegert refused to provide any explanation for the hero's gratuitous and cruel betrayal of a former high school crush). The lighting was terrible, the print grainy, the theme confused -- a drama whose comic relief was so heavy-handed and improbable, it descended into satire.The most lasting impression I took from this sincere effort: no matter how talented, one guy, with an ultra-low budget and some pals working for scale, cannot make a worthy feature film. Sadly, the distributors who turned Riegert down were right. Expand
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Joshua Katzmann
    60
    Riegert and his cowriter, Gerald Shapiro, breathe some fresh air into the material with their credible characters.
  2. 88
    King of the Corner is not plot-driven. It's like life: just one damned thing after another
  3. Moments of this film reminded me of Alexander Payne's great library of male dysfunction -- "Election," "About Schmidt," "Sideways" -- not because King of the Corner actually reaches Payne's plane, but because I wish it had tried.