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King Of Comedy


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  King Of Comedy Review
Tookey's Rating
9 /10
 
Average Rating
7.75 /10
 
Starring
Robert de Niro , Jerry Lewis , Diahnne Abbott
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Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Written by: Paul D. Zimmermann

 
 
 
Released: 1986
   
Genre: DRAMA
BLACK COMEDY
COMEDY
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 109
 
 


 
A would-be comedian (Robert De Niro, pictured) decides to crash into show business by kidnapping the host of a chat show (Jerry Lewis).
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Director Martin Scorsese investigates the sinister side of showbiz celebrity. Robert de Niro is at his best as menacing would-be megastar Rupert Pupkin, and Jerry Lewis gives the performance of his life as the nasty comedian who has Pupkin as his biggest and most threatening fan. A movie thatís one of a kind (although it has obvious thematic connections with Taxi Driver ), it's too dark to have found favour with a mass audience; but it is a masterpiece of cinematic black comedy.


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