The Kingmaker 2019
  • The Kingmaker (2019)
  • Original title: The Kingmaker
  • Slogan: “Perception is real, and the truth is not.”
  • Evaluation: 0 (Votes: 1)
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Release date 2019-11-08 (2019)
  • Duration: 100 Min
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Critic The Kingmaker Reviews

Manohla Dargis

MetaScore: 70 AddDate: 11-06-2019 Autor: Manohla Dargis

It’s an ugly story shrewdly told, with a sense of humor and also a deeper feeling for history.

MetaScore: 88 AddDate: 11-08-2019 Autor: Brian Tallerico

Intercutting interviews with Marcos and her son with archival footage and other experts on the Marcos regime, Greenfield has put together her best film yet.

Todd McCarthy

MetaScore: 70 AddDate: 09-14-2019 Autor: Todd McCarthy

An engaging, appalling but inevitably partial portrait of a woman who has navigated through countless political and personal squalls but remains irretrievably drawn to the flame of power.

Elizabeth Weitzman

MetaScore: 80 AddDate: 10-30-2019 Autor: Elizabeth Weitzman

Though Greenfield is too skilled to overplay her intentions, the picture that emerges gains additional power from its clarifying distance. The Kingmaker is required viewing for anyone concerned about the direction of their own democracy.

Tim Grierson

MetaScore: 80 AddDate: 09-14-2019 Autor: Tim Grierson

An enraging portrait of entitlement, opulence and corruption, The Kingmaker starts as a profile of Imelda Marcos but soon widens its perspective to depict a Philippines in peril.

David Fear

MetaScore: 70 AddDate: 11-09-2019 Autor: David Fear

It’s a documentary that starts as a nonfiction portrait and ends as a horror movie.

Eric Kohn

MetaScore: 75 AddDate: 09-14-2019 Autor: Eric Kohn

The Kingmaker clarifies the harrowing situation facing the future of the Philippines, but more than that, it’s a warning sign for the entire world.

Justin Chang

MetaScore: 80 AddDate: 11-07-2019 Autor: Justin Chang

The Kingmaker may end on a queasy note of alarm about the Philippines’ future, but it also reminds us that we neglect the past at our peril.

Chris Barsanti

MetaScore: 75 AddDate: 11-07-2019 Autor: Chris Barsanti

Maybe Marcos imagined this documentary would humanize her. Greenfield did. But not in the way that her subject would have preferred.

Christopher Gray

MetaScore: 63 AddDate: 11-03-2019 Autor: Christopher Gray

The film confirms that the ruthless knack of the wealthy and powerful to remain so is a universal impulse.