• Released
  • May 31, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 33 min
  • Drama
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The Kings of Summer Synopsis
Three teenage friends spend their summer in the woods living off the land.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The coming-of-age film is poignant and comical, sitting squarely on that threshold, focusing on the time when a teen is part boy, part man...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Nell Minow
Wise, touching, and often wildly funny,
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83

The Playlist

By Cory Everett
While the premise of the film is outlandish, the feelings are all real...Director Vogt-Roberts and screenwriter Chris Galletta are in...
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80

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
Sometimes, a movie just has a magic about it, something that makes you look past implausibility and plot holes and whatever other...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A stylish and very funny teenage coming-of-age story graced with surreal fringes and a mysteriously hushed core.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The movie has a profound understanding of the back-and-forth nature of the bond between boys, and it ends on a silent note of forgiving...
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70

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The best way to enjoy The Kings of Summer is to view it as a likable comic fantasy dreamed up by filmmakers (Chris Galletta wrote the...
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70

Variety

By John Anderson
[The Kings of Summer] is much more interested in the laughs that can be mined from character rather than plot. Galletta’s script,...
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
I didn't feel strongly one way or another about The Kings of Summer. It's too innocuous to actively dislike but there's nothing memorable...
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40

Village Voice

By Inkoo Kang
The Kings of Summer plays like an extended sitcom episode, and not a very special one at that.
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Rated R | For Language and some teen drinking.
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Funny teen coming-of-age story has swearing, some drinking.
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