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King Of Comedy

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

Released: 1986
Genre: DRAMA
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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