The Early Reviews For Pete Davidson’s ‘The King of Staten Island’ Are In, Find Out What The Critics Are Saying

Published On June 9, 2020 » 79 Views» By Z-rowe »

Judd Apatow and Pete Davidson’s coming-of-age dramedy, The King of Staten Island, was supposed to be released inside theaters this year.

But thanks to the coronavirus, the studio decided an on-demand release would be best. The film is set to be available to rent on June 12, but critics were able to watch it a little early.

And somewhat surprisingly, they appear to be pleased. It currently holds a solid 80% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The critics aren’t exactly praising this movie, but they aren’t disliking it either.

Top critic Peter Travers really enjoyed it, giving it 4 out of 5 stars and writing…

It’s the world world according to Pete Davidson as the ‘SNL’ star and director Judd Apatow mine details from Davidson’s real-life to create a comic knockout with an emotional punch you do not see coming.

Kerr Lordygan from TV Fanatic had this to say…

So while The King of Staten Island isn’t the greatest, most well-made, and innovative movie of all time, it throbs within as a tool for self-discovery and teaches us that not only do first impressions sometimes mess up your life, but we can change them.

And that seems to be the consensus. It’s not the best movie. It’s not bringing anything new to the table, but it’s also funny and heartwarming, which is what we’ve come to expect from Apatow-directed flicks.

Check out the trailer below…

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