The King of Comedy

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Released 1983

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  • 100

    The Telegraph

    This film about the cult of celebrity in America strikes me as a uniquely intelligent ironic masterpiece – though, witty as it is, it isn't a comedy, despite what the title and t...

  • 88

    Miami Herald Bill Cosford

    Scorsese and Zimmerman seem to be building on Andy Warhol's proclamations about the nature of celebrity. What they've added is the sourness of it and the pointlessness, and their K...

  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The King of Comedy is not, you may already have guessed, a fun movie. It is also not a bad movie. It is frustrating to watch, unpleasant to remember, and, in its own way, quite eff...

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Comedy, Drama

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