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Life Of A KingEx-felon, Eugene Brown, establishes a Chess Club for inner city teenagers in Washington, D.C.Genre: DramaCountry: United StatesDuration: 100 minQuality: HDRelease: 2013IMDb: 6.9
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Directors of "Life Of A King"Jake GoldbergerBirthdate: 12 May 1977, New York City, New York, USA
Creators of "Life Of A King"Jake GoldbergerBirthdate: 12 May 1977, New York City, New York, USADavid Scott
Critic Reviews of "Life Of A King"RogerEbert.comJanuary 17, 2014
Solid performances-especially from star Cuba Gooding Jr.-elevate the film slightly above the familiar trappings of its genre.Washington PostJanuary 16, 2014
An effective, even heartwarming, tale of one man's commitment to teaching that playing by the rules is more important than winning.Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.comJanuary 16, 2014
Gooding gives a strong performance, but viewers might be better off seeking out the...documentary Brooklyn Castle, which focuses on the championship chess team at an inner-city New York middle school.Village VoiceJanuary 14, 2014
Even if the story is faithful to the way the events played out in real life - and the official description is that the picture is a "dramatic retelling" - Life of a King couldn't feel more formulaic.Common Sense MediaFebruary 04, 2014
Sentimental, formulaic tale of an inspiring chess teacher.Cinemalogue.comJanuary 31, 2014
The result has a predictably wholesome and formulaic structure, yet is redeemed through solid performances from Gooding and the youngsters, and a heartfelt sincerity that rings true.The DissolveJanuary 31, 2014
Though ostensibly based on a true story, the film feels like it has been finessed, exaggerated, and beaten into formulaic fiction. It's a twisted parody of high school and mentoring whose achievements are entirely accidental.Baret NewsJanuary 19, 2014
A Sunday school-style parable which makes very effective use of chess mastery as a metaphor for negotiating the perilous gauntlet of possible ghetto pitfalls.Screen InternationalJanuary 17, 2014
Unquestionably well-meaning, this tale of an ex-con who teaches some inner-city teens about discipline through chess treads incredibly familiar emotional terrain.Slant MagazineJanuary 14, 2014
Any potential flights of invention or creativity are subordinate to the plain and emphatic delivery of life lessons.Tribune News ServiceJanuary 14, 2014
Sentimental, somewhat predictable feel-good tale of saving lost kids through chess. Very well-acted.
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