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  • Summary: Armand Lacourtade, an agricultural equipment salesman, is sick of life as a single gay man. After meeting Curly, a brash teenage girl, he goes straight. With all kinds of people on their tails, they defy every danger to be together in their forbidden love. But is this really what Armand dreamed of?
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  1. Reviewed by: Zachary Wigon
    Apr 8, 2014
    90
    Weaving numerous influences into a rich emotional tapestry, Alain Guiraudie's The King of Escape skillfully absorbs and updates its assertive cinematic forebears.
  2. Reviewed by: Diego Costa
    Apr 10, 2014
    88
    Cruising for Alain Guiraudie seems to be the way of nature, a drive that doesn't discriminate.
  3. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    Apr 10, 2014
    80
    A marked strength of the movie is that it does succeed in making the unlikely central love affair believable within its own universe.
  4. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Apr 10, 2014
    70
    The King of Escape is more loosely put together than “Stranger,” and, considering what happens, it’s relatively underplayed.
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  1. Aug 19, 2014
    1
    This was an extremely badly scripted movie without redeeming qualities. One of those French movies where assume bad writers and actors haveThis was an extremely badly scripted movie without redeeming qualities. One of those French movies where assume bad writers and actors have used the generous French arts system to get paid to create a movie with very low cultural and moral value! Expand