Life of a King

The endgame is the only thing that'll set you free.


Life of a King
This film appears to have had a short US release before heading to disc. It is the story of an ex-con and his mission to give the inner-city kids of Washington D.C. something he never had: a future. He had discovered a multitude of life lessons through the game of chess while in jail for 18 years. When he got out, he started a club to get kids off the streets and working towards lives they never believed they were capable of due to their circumstances.

101 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12.
Biographical, Drama, On the art circuit

Showtimes

Does he really think THAT
Does he really think THAT's going to work?

Credits

Cast
Cuba Gooding Jr., Dennis Haysbert, LisaGay Hamilton, Thurston Hill
Director
Jake Goldberger
ScreenplayJake Goldberger, David Scott, Dan Wetzel
MusicEric V. Hachikian
CinematographyMark Schwartzbard
EditingJulie Garces
Sound formats
Made in2013
Produced byAnimus Films, Serena Films, Steakhaus Productions

IMDB page | CommonSenseMedia Report
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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageLow, mild impact, infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceMild impact, infrequent, implied
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG-13 for thematic elements, some drug content and brief violent images - all involving teens
Runtime100
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
13 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
3
Sex
1
Language
2
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Michael O'Sullivan quote iconChess an allegory for life
10
Cape Times
Justin Lowe quote iconA game effort
10
Metacritic.com
7 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
13 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
8
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation
10

What the People say

Internet
2920 Netizens quote icon Excellent
14

Average .. 52%

10

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