King Jack

Growing up in a rural town filled with violent delinquents, Jack has learned to do what it takes to survive, despite having an oblivious mother and no father. After his aunt falls ill and a younger cousin comes to stay with him, the hardened 15-year-old discovers the importance of friendship, family, and looking for happiness even in the most desolate of circumstances.

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  • ★★★★ review by Andre de Nervaux on Letterboxd

    I'm a sucker for bike riding shots with lens flares

  • ★★★½ review by MaryAnn on Letterboxd

    I work with extremely nice and funny teenage girls on a weekly basis, and I know they aren't a full representation or sample of their age, but man, working with them makes me so sensitive to movies with shithead teenagers! Just! Do! The! Right! Thing! I was about to break through the TV and give those bullies a piece of my mind!! 😡

  • ★★★½ review by Brandon Hart on Letterboxd

    "Hey, Jack! This movie is King!"

    - Brandon Hart's first (and final) draft of this review, shortly before jumping into a pool with his ankle tied to a cinder block

    (This is actually a fantastic debut, and Felix Thompson should be proud)

  • ★★★★½ review by Nik on Letterboxd

    One of the best coming-of-age films I've seen since Mud. Everything about this was so real and relatable. The cinematography was so perfect in every way. Felix Thompson really directed the hell out of this and I can't wait to see his upcoming projects. The characters were all very well written and great performances by all. Shane, the bully, may have been one of the best antagonists from any film I've seen this year. Cannot recommend this enough.

  • ★★★★★ review by Lee Morgan on Letterboxd

    Brilliant film, stunning soundtrack. This one's a keeper.

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