The King of Comedy

Dec 18, 1982 PG 1h 49m

The King of Comedy is a bitterly evil satire of show business. Rupert Pupkins is obsessed with becoming famous so he aims at kidnapping one of the...

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9 / 10 Verdict: Great
Avg. Rating: 9 # of Ratings: 2 # of Reviews: 2

Overall Rating

9 / 10 Verdict: Great
Avg. Rating: 9 # of Ratings: 2 # of Reviews: 2

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Director: Martin Scorsese

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  • BarneyNuttall

    BarneyNuttall

    9 / 10
    A cruel comedy where the boundary between fantasy and reality is blurred. Robert De Niro gives a transformative performance as the childish and desperate Rupert Pupkin. Scorsese lends his subtle dark edge to this satire which leaves a bitter taste... Read the full review »
  • WHAT I LIKED: Martin Scorsese's 'The King of Comedy' is a thoroughly amusing and intelligent satire about the idolisation of celebrities and how that gives people unrealistic expectations of their own lives and dreams. Paul Zimmerman's script foll... Read the full review »

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