I just saw this movie for the first time the other day, and I absolutely loved it! Richard Harris and Robert Duvall are spot-on in their respective roles, and I can't believe that either or both weren't nominated for Academy Awards that year. This is a very sweet and gentle movie, with the underlying theme of how two men become friends late in their lives, and each helps the other to improve in their own way, but at the same time they also accept the flaws in the other person. A very touching film, and I highly recommend it.
Be prepared to do some thinking outside the box if you read this book, but it will certainly pay off. Renowned former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi makes a compelling case that U.S. President George W. Bush could be realistically put on trial for murder (and possibly given the death penalty!) for his utterly false reasoning in going to war with Iraq. Bugliosi's justifiable rage percolates throughout the book, his main argument being this: Bush said Saddam Hussein was concealing weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in Iraq, and therefore this presented an imminent danger to the national security of America. But as we all know, no WMDs were ever found in Iraq, therefore Bugliosi argues that… Read more
You should only watch this movie if you're prepared for a very dark viewpoint on what happens when religion and evil clash. Having said that, the movie is a highly original take on the sometimes hypocrisy of religion, with outstanding performances from the two leads, Gael Garcia Bernal and William Hurt. For those with an overly optimistic or sunshiny outlook, this film is not for them. However, for those who believe that good does not necessarily always triumph over evil (even though we want it to), The King is a disturbing movie that will force you to think.