Almost Kings

6.01 h 31 min201216+
Truck Wheeler has raised his younger brother Ted as best as he could. Now, Ted will realize there are troubling aspects to Truck's party-hard gang, "The Kings."
Philip G. Flores
Alex FrostLorenzo James HenrieAlex Russell
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Billy CampbellHaley RammPortia DoubledayGreer Grammer
Chase Kenney
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3.5 out of 5 stars

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MichaelReviewed in the United States on December 19, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is a prime example of kids, drugs, alcohol and peer pressure. All kids should see!!
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This may be an 'R' rated movie, but it is my wish that parents would have their kids, from 10 years old and up,
watch this film. Maybe even several times. It is a good lesson to see the results of unsupervised kids drinking, sex
and doing drugs. This is an excellent movie with very good acting. I was very lucky that my three children
were not involved in drinking parties. We were very close to our kids and we talked about everything.
Sex, alcohol and drugs are subjects you should talk about to your kids. Learning about these things
in the street or school is not constructive.
Eddie WannabeeReviewed in the United States on May 31, 2014
3.0 out of 5 stars
A coming of age movie
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Definitely for the younger crowd. Almost Kings is no different than many good films dealing with the subject of peer pressure, sexual encounters, and all the rest that entails being a young person these days. The acting is not too shabby, and I would assume many in the audience that it belongs to, might learn a good lesson or two in a critical moment, specially the one where some compromise who they are for the avid desire to belong, in this case to the kings.
After a while, we felt that perhaps the subject matter was below our pay grade, or to be more blunt still, our emotional IQ considering none watching the movie was under 30. Wrong selection of an otherwise decent movie, that might mean more to a certain demographic than the one the took the plunge. So many choices, once in a while a slip of this kind is understandable, but will leave the teen dilemmas for its rightful audience. 3.5 Stars.
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RashpraetorReviewed in the United States on October 5, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Its not finished
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The movie ended abruptly like they just ran out of money and decided .. "here's a good spot to stop." While there is plenty of story to tell even though honestly, the story wasn't that good, to begin with. It wasn't unwatchable, but if I wasn't doing something else while I watched this, I would have gotten up and turned it off.
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Russell SReviewed in the United States on March 29, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Every emotion is in this movie. Every experience is here too.
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Truck Wheeler has raised his younger brother Ted as best as he could, considering he s just a teenager himself. In return, Ted idolizes his brother. Now, during their one year of high school together, Ted will realize there are troubling aspects to Truck and his party-hardy gang, The Kings. Bravo, Bravo, Bravo. Ted is a Freshman and Ted wants desperately to have his brothers acceptance and that of his friends. What a Wonderful movie, Wonderful actors, Wonderful dialog....Wonderful, moving name the adjective and it fits. If you love a good story here is a movie for you. Alex Frost as Truck and Lroenzo James Henrie as Ted (Bug) are magnificent. The story is compelling and the support cast is superb. Do you get the impression that I love this movie. I won't tell you the particulars of the story of Ted, Truck and the Kings but it is shocking and still has heart.
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warrenReviewed in the United States on October 9, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
it or i needed something
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I cannot say the acting was not good for it was, but there was nothing here that kept me interested or made me feel invested. possibly I've seen too many movies, but I felt I knew where it was going before the film led me there. the staging was not exceptional nor the scenic views. however, the director guided his cast in a most powerful way for such a common tale. I hope this film assists the young actors in this film to go further to find their place in this difficult industry.
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J. McGrathReviewed in the United States on May 20, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
True To Life Coming of Age Story for a New Millennium.
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Almost Kings made the festival circuit rounds in 2011 and was one of the best American independent films I'd seen the entire year. The script, by director Philip G. Flores and Max Doty, which won the Netflix "Find Your Voice Competition" is compelling, and though it's hard to pinpoint, there's something in the DNA of Almost Kings that makes us feel like we've not seen a coming of age story quite like this. Strong performances from its cast, particularly Portia Doubleday, Billy Campbell (The Killing) and Lorenzo James Henrie, combined with gorgeous cinematography make Almost Kings hard to ignore, even when you'd rather look away. Don't miss it!
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on December 10, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
A gritty look at a small town gang of boys and peer pressure
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Actually if you can tolerate watching the story develop and hang with it, there is great acting and even a lesson or two to be learned. Well done!
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stephany showersReviewed in the United States on December 10, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
fairly good movie
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I liked the characters , the story , simple movie.
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