This low-budget crime thriller has the feel of a major blockbuster and owes its roots to the hard-edged crime movies of the 1930s. Christopher Walken stars as a drug kingpin who is released from prison and vows to use his position and influence--and criminal enterprise--for charitable means. But a core group of New York cops are all over him and his gang, determined to go to war, whatever the cost, to bring him down. Eventually his empire--headquartered at, of all places, Donald Trump's Plaza Hotel--crumbles under the weight of double-crossing and a body count of open warfare with the cops. This is one of the most stylish films of the last decade, with a strong supporting cast (including Lawrence Fishburne, Wesley Snipes, and David Caruso) and some truly enthralling set pieces, including a stunning car chase and gunfight across a rain-soaked Queensboro Bridge. The film's tongue-in-cheek, over-the-top style offsets its nihilism; and its riveting visuals will have audiences hooked from beginning to end. --Robert Lane --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Francis Ford Coppola, Brian De Palma, Tarantino fans?.... Add Abel Ferrera to this list. This gritty, dark direction is sure to please the mob movies fans among you. Read morePublished 16 months ago by DavidGDisherToronto
Love this gangster film set in New York with one of my all-time favorite actors Christopher Walken with Laurence Fishbourne who is just another amazing addition to this cast. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2013 by Mrs. Terisa Turba
Ranking up there with Scarface and even Goodfellas, King of New York is one of the best gangster films ever made, thanks largely in part to the magnetic and explosive performance... Read morePublished on July 15 2004 by N. Durham
This is one of Chris Walkens best movie, rated and nomminated for 4 oscars, King of New York is a classic gangstar movie based on 1930s crime caper lifestyle and the hunger of... Read morePublished on May 2 2004 by The Critic
seriously underrated,overlooked and unappriciated.this movie will stand the test of time and be looked at as one of the best gangster films ever made. Read morePublished on April 23 2004 by B. Fitzgerald
This movie was terrible. Walken was the only thing that helped me sit through it. Snipes did a terrible acting job and Fishborne did even a worse job. Read morePublished on March 15 2004
An absolute acting masterclass by Chris Walken at his peak. The two scenes where the cops kidnap and roughhouse Frank and the scene in the hospital where he tries to talk Larry... Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2004