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Message from the King (2016)

R | | Thriller | 2016 (USA)
A mysterious outsider named Jacob King from South Africa arrives in Los Angeles to avenge his younger sister's death.

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After suddenly losing all contact with his younger sister, Jacob King arrives in Los Angeles determined to track her down. Trying to piece together her last known movements, King finds unsettling evidence of a life gone off the rails - drugs, sex and secrets in the sleazy underbelly of the City of Angels. Undeterred by warnings to go home, King proves to more than a match for the violence he is confronted with as he relentlessly pursues the truth about what happened to his sister.

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Rated R for brutal violence, grisly images, strong sexual content/nudity, language throughout and some drug use | See all certifications »

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A well delivered "Message from the King"
8 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A solid film from director Fabrice Du Wetz (Allelula, Vinyan) at the Toronto International Film Festival. In genre "revenge thriller" but I completely agree with Du Wetz at its core a character study and much more. Chadwick Boseman follows up his Black Panther introduction in Captain America:Civil War with a nuanced and believable performance as an older brother seeking out his lost younger sister in a Los Angeles that truly feels like a "Blade Runner" homage in its grittiness and tone. Teresa Palmer is outstanding as a complicated and pivotal associate in his "message". High marks for all involved in this interesting and well scored film!


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