I Served the King of England Synopsis
During World War II an opportunistic Czech waiter (Ivan Barnev) climbs the ladder of success.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This is a dark story as well as a frothy one. But the bubble of absurdist self-absorption in which Menzel places this specimen of man-child...
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
It is a sumptuously told tale of childlike wonder in the face of darkest corruption and war, mixing high comedy, surreal sequences and...
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A film as unique as this is a gift that shouldn't be ignored.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The movie's main appeal is its special comic flavor -- a zesty fusion of picaresque adventure, absurdist whimsy and Chaplinesque grace.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Viewers will be swept away by the beauty of individual moments and by Ivan Barnev's extraordinary performance.
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
It's a funny, even whimsical film about a man who survives tragic times, complete with Nazis, pratfalls and plenty of mugging.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Charming to the max.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's a film filled with wicked satire and sex both joyful and pitiful.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A charming, damning portrait that has been stinging audiences in the Czech Republic since its 2006 release. In any language, what the movie...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Delicious confection about the resilient Czech character, tastes like a bittersweet chocolate souffle, it's much more substantial than...
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very good

By glxy2
i loved it...

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Rated R | For sexual content and nudity