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King Jack

King Jack
  • 2015
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Felix Thompson
  • Cast: Charlie Plummer, Christian Madsen, Cory Nichols, Erin Davie
  • UK release: 26 February 2016

Teenaged Jack (Plummer) lives in a small New York town under the eye of local bullies, and when his weedy cousin (Nichols) comes to stay, Jack's loyalties are tested. Sensitive but frank and unsentimental coming-of-age story, with unsparing depictions of violence and useful things to say about survival and self-respect.

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King Jack

22 Feb 20164 stars

Frank and sensitive US coming-of-ager from debut director Felix Thompson

Sensitive depictions of the difficulties of teenagehood are familiar territory for independent and arthouse cinema; but as long as societal and technological shifts alter the detail of the experience, there’s room for updates to the genre, and as long…

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