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The King of Staten Island (2020) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The King of Staten Island isn’t the funnest film of 2020 (that said this year is far from a good year for comedies).  It’s not the best Judd Apatow movie.  But what The King of Staten Island does do is bring a bucket load of charm and honestly that has been absent from a lot of 2020’s movie releases so far.  It’s 2020’s most charming film. A whole heap of that credit comes down to the cast – from Pete Davidson’s broken tattooist to Bill Burr’s intense fireman and Marisa Tomei’s caring mum… you actually care for the characters and the choices they make.   It’s films like this that make you wish the Acadamy Awards looked at ensemble casts.  It may be a long watch but The King of Staten Island  is worth it.

Best Bit: The cast

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: The 40-Year-Old Virgin, This Is 40, The Big Sick


7 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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