King's Ransom

4.41 h 37 min2005PG-13
Anthony Anderson plays millionare Malcolm King who gets wrapped up in a true mess when he plans his own kidnapping to avoid paying a divorce settlement.
Jeff Byrd
Anthony AndersonJay MohrKellita Smith
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Regina HallLoretta DevineDonald FaisonCharlie MurphyBrooke D'OrsayLeila Arcieri
Darryl Taja
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Bernard HainesReviewed in the United States on January 1, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
a king,s ransom
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I enjoyed this film and Anthony Anderson outdid himself in playing the role of a stuckup,obnoxious business executive with questionable judgement. He was such a Heel that he attempted to engineer his own kidnapping to get out of paying a high divorce settlment, but he had pissed of a number of others to the extent that his estranged wife engineered a plan to kidnap him to make sure that he doesnot get out of settlement. He had passed over promoting his top administrator to being his assistant and gave the assistant position to his emptyheaded mistress. The offended female worker engineered her own plot with two of her friends to kidnap him as well. A fellow applying for a job at his company was pressured by his sister who had broken out of jail to get her $10,000 or she was going to tell the law that he was mastermind of the robbery that got her put away in prison,when this fellow applied to mr king for a job. Anthony Anderson insulted him and turned him dow flat-this fellow engineered his own plot to kidnap him. So there were four kidnap plots against this one obnoxious man. The story took on a halarious turn when all of the kidnappers tripped over each other to kidnap the star. Loretta Divine kept the comedy alive as well. That action was improbable but the film will keep you in stiches.
mnjakeReviewed in the United States on March 31, 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
I don't understand
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I saw this movie a couple of years ago and have never laughed so hard all movie long. Unfortunately, I could not remember the movie's name or Anthony Anderson's name. I have been searching for this movie the last couple of years to no avail. Even doing a search on the top black actors, but did not see Anthony Anderson.

About a week ago I was watching Harold and Kumar going to white castle and boom at the burger shack was the guy in the hilarious movie. Did an [...] and it was "Anthony Anderson". Started looking through the movies and found it "King's Ransom".

I told my wife we have got to watch this again. It has been so long. I am already laughing. Can't wait to purchase it here on

I don't understand what some of these reviewers are thinking. All of have to do is sit back, don't think and just laugh at this comedy "Masterpiece"

Absolutly love it. If anyone knows other great lesser known movies like this comment them to me!

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ALISHA BRADENReviewed in the United States on December 3, 2020
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Very funny
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I love this movie so many talented actresses and actors play in here. Very funny comedy movie.
Stephanie Shaw-ClementeReviewed in the United States on October 7, 2019
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Love the movie. I bought the movie for my husband and myself to watch, it was a way of us spending quality time. The movie is very funny, we watch it together all the time.
B. JonesReviewed in the United States on July 20, 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
King's Ransom is a King of Comedy!!!
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throughout this whole film, beginning to end, was comedy!
a lot of black comedy films always know how to bring the funny!!!!
i highly recommend this movie to anyone who would like to have a good laugh on a friday night!
anthony anderson, jay mohr and regina hall were probably the funniest actors in the movie
but overall, everyone was funny and watching the special features adds more to the package!
herbert brownReviewed in the United States on March 8, 2020
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DCReviewed in the United States on May 12, 2020
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Funny, Older movie
BossLyfeReviewed in the United States on July 24, 2019
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