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  • June 2, 2004
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
King of the Corner is not plot-driven. It's like life: just one damned thing after another
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A witty and wise midlife comedy, not only represents Peter Riegert's debut as a feature director but gives this gifted veteran performer...
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70

Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
A warm, unexpectedly moving portrait of a man on the verge of what could either be a dreadful or delightful second chapter.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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The mild but affable story of an ad man's midlife crisis, King of the Corner is an actor's film in every way.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Allison Benedikt
Moments of this film reminded me of Alexander Payne's great library of male dysfunction -- "Election," "About Schmidt," "Sideways" -- not...
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60

L.A. Weekly

By Ella Taylor
I've never quite figured out what the poker-faced Peter Riegert does as an actor, but his matter-of-fact minimalism is always funny and...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
King of the Corner has been adapted from Gerald Shapiro's "Bad Jews and Other Stories" and suffers from an odd, disjointed quality.
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50

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
Peter Riegert's is a labor of love film where you feel love much stronger than you feel the film.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's all pleasant but fairly unimportant, and then -- POW -- comes the great scene, almost out of nowhere.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
But look up the word "slight" in the dictionary and you could find a still from this film.
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Common Sense Media says A story of maturity and consequences -- teens OK
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