Message from the King

The Ink Factory

102 min     6.3     2016     France


On a relentless quest to avenge his sister's murder, a man from Cape Town infiltrates a sprawling network of lowlifes and elites in Los Angeles.


Gimly wrote:
I'm a sucker for revenge thrillers, essentially all they really have to do is not suck and I'm on board. And _Message from the King_ sure didn't suck. Even if it did, massive bonus points for the kid playing _Payday 2_. _Final rating:★★★ - I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go._
r96sk wrote:
Chadwick Boseman carries it no doubt, but I did feel entertained throughout by 'Message from the King'. It's a simple film. It doesn't do anything revolutionary or anything, yet still managed to keep me watching with interest for practically all of the 102 minute run time. I like how it starts most, with the connections feeling believable. It loses some of that as it goes on, though it didn't affect my enjoyment all that much. Boseman really is the only true star of this though, as he gives a very good performance in the lead role as Jacob. Luke Evans (Paul) is pleasant too, while Teresa Palmer (Kelly) has a few moments. Alfred Molina (Mike) also appears, as do Messrs Draco Malfoy and Brad Bellick... The ending isn't the greatest, though it is still serviceable. That coupled with the nice look of the film and a certain Mr. Boseman mean I'll remember this in a positive manner.