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- Starring: Jeroen Krabbé, Jesse Bradford, Lisa Eichhorn
- Summary: Based on A. E. Hotchner's memoir, this coming-of-age story follows Aaron Kurlander (Jesse Bradford) as he struggles to survive on his own while his traveling salesman father is away and his mother is committed to a sanatorium with tuberculosis.
- Director: Steven Soderbergh
- Genre(s): Drama, History
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100King of the Hill could have been a family picture, or a heartwarming TV docudrama, or a comedy. Soderbergh must have seen more deeply into the Hotchner memoir, however, because his movie is not simply about what happens to the kid. It's about how the kid learns and grows through his experiences.
78A far cry from his earlier films sex, lies, and videotape and Kafka, Soderbergh skillfully pulls off what could have ended up as a sappy glob of treacly nostalgia. Instead, the director populates his young hero's chaotic world with genuinely disturbing people, images, and events.
25Soderbergh has bathed the Depression in lovely, golden-brown hues - so lovely, so golden, that the flick seems to be unfolding from inside the delicious core of a burnished bran muffin. [20 August 1993]