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Overall Rating
3.41

Awesome35.29%
Worth A Look: 17.65%
Average: 5.88%
Pretty Bad35.29%
Total Crap: 5.88%

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King of Hearts
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by Greg Muskewitz

"Too many tricks up this sleeve."
2 stars

French comedy about a French infantryman hiding from the Germans, so he must pose as though her were from a mental institution. Thus, in the process, he releases the real inhabitants into the now-abandoned city to frolic around and create their own havoc and universe.

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King of Hearts. French comedy about a French infantryman hiding from the Germans, so he must pose as though her were from a mental institution. Thus, in the process, he releases the real inhabitants into the now-abandoned city to frolic around and create their own havoc and universe. One of the unexpected calamities along the way is that the feigning retard falls in love with a veritable retard played by the cute-as-a-button Geneviève Bujold. There is some true fun found within the milieu as the ghost city is under siege and run amuck by the loonies, but the unchanging and steady diet of one fiasco after another wears thin before long and King of Hearts has a ubiquitous and sempiternal feeling. Once it has finished, the viewer is more exhausted than the characters following their day-playing. Maybe the most amusing gag is when the Germans are ‘tricked’ by their own vehicle. There are others, but for every one that is clever or fun, there is one drawn out or in excess, otherwise deeming it unnecessary. With everything feeling as long and stretched out as it does, one strainlessly notices the continuity gaffes that pop up throughout. I would trade a Jennifer Love Hewitt or a Brittany Murphy or a Kate Beckinsale any day of the week for a rara avis such as Bujold!

Directed by Philippe de Broca. With Alan Bates, Pierre Brasseur and Jean-Claude Brialy.

Final Verdict: C-.

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User Comments

8/26/14 FireWithFire Wrong: the insane are not any less violent,smarter,nicer,cuter,or saner,than normals 1 stars
1/21/11 brian Reviewer has the plot wrong. Did he SEE the film?! Wonderfully whimsical fable. 5 stars
11/02/08 David Kaufmann It's a Scottish soldier. And the fil is loved by many. 5 stars
11/02/06 Heather Anderson I thought this film was wonderful! I laughed out loud more then once! 5 stars
6/17/05 Bluto If you want an better anti-war film see Paths of Glory 3 stars
3/28/05 davidson delightful fun 4 stars
5/06/04 Maryclaire Becan An amazing film! One of my favorites! So much symbolism, so much beauty. 4 stars
11/30/03 Reuben Disagree, was an entertaining comedy. This is a Englishman discovering the French. 4 stars
2/06/02 Carl Mead I can't disagree more, this film is wonderful 5 stars
12/11/01 uncle buckley This film makes one of the great statements about the futility of war.. 5 stars
12/10/01 blythe i had to watch this for a class, but i really enjoyed it. Great ending. 5 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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