King of the Hill

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Released 1993

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King of the Hill

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Director:
Steven Soderbergh
Released:
1993
Rating:
PG-13
King of the Hill follows a young boy who struggles on his own in a run-down motel after his parents and younger brother are separated from him in 1930s Depression-era Midwest.

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  • 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    King of the Hill could have been a family picture, or a heartwarming TV docudrama, or a comedy. Soderbergh must have seen more deeply into the Hotchner memoir, however, because his...

  • 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    This story of a 12-year-old boy who drops through the net of middle-class life invites us-in each shimmering frame-to gaze upon the world with a child's freshly awakening vision.

  • 88

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Fury, I Am a Fugitive, Wild Boys of the Road and Emperor of the North come immediately to mind as definitive Depression movies. This little gem, which may get overlooked, deserves ...

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    90s, Historical