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Message from the King (2016)

R | | Thriller | 4 August 2017 (USA)
A mysterious outsider named Jacob King from South Africa arrives in Los Angeles to avenge his younger sister's death.

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Jacob King
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Preston
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Kelly
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Duc
Lucan Melkonian ...
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Armand
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Scott
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Boot
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Merrick
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Rice
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Trish
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Leary
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After suddenly losing all contact with his younger sister, Jacob King arrives in Los Angeles determined to track her down. Trying to piece together her last known movements, King finds unsettling evidence of a life gone off the rails - drugs, sex and secrets in the sleazy underbelly of the City of Angels. Undeterred by warnings to go home, King proves to more than a match for the violence he is confronted with as he relentlessly pursues the truth about what happened to his sister.

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Rated R for brutal violence, grisly images, strong sexual content/nudity, language throughout and some drug use | See all certifications »

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King: Uma História de Vingança  »

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Star Chadwick Boseman's character Jacob King is from South Africa. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe Chadwick plays another character who hails from the African continent, T'Challa the ruler of the fictional nation Wakanda (Wa-kan-da). See more »

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Wentworth: Dentists are for men what gynecologists are for women.
Wentworth: Once you have them wide open and your hand is inside them their sense of shame just drops away.
Wentworth: You become trusted with their confidences.
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A memorable character
21 August 2017 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a South African man, who goes to Los Angeles to find his sister who is missing. During his investigations, he learns by surprise that she has a stepson, and is involved in shady businesses before she is murdered. He sets out to hunt for the killer and seek revenge.

"Message from the King" may have a good plot, but I have to say that my enjoyment of the film is hindered by the strong accent of the lead character. There are times when I hardly can understand him, and I have to guess what he is saying. Other than that, his calm composure, quick reaction time and being street smart make him a memorable character. I wish the film more explicitly tells exactly who he is back in South Africa. Though there is a hint at the end, I am left hoping for more information on the background story.


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