Oscar® Winner Robert De Niro gives a mesmerizing performance in Martin Scorsese’s timeless, darkly funny satire as Rupert Pupkin, a deranged comedian who will go to any length to gain the spotlight. Teaming with an equally imbalanced woman (Sandra Bernhard), Pupkin kidnaps his idol, jaded TV talk show host Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis). The ransom? Pupkin gets one appearance on Langford’s show.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
82 Ratings
82 Ratings

88% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 8.2/10
  • Fresh 45
  • Rotten 6

Critics Consensus: Largely misunderstood upon its release, The King of Comedy today looks eerily prescient, and features a fine performance by Robert DeNiro as a strangely sympathetic psychopath.

13+ COMMON SENSE

Scorsese movie about the perils of fame has mature themes.

Information

Studio
20th Century Fox
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright
© 1982 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (United States) (Stereo)
Additional
Danish (Subtitles), Dutch (Subtitles), Finnish (Subtitles), French (France) (Subtitles, Stereo), German (Subtitles), Italian (Subtitles), Norwegian (Subtitles), Portuguese (Brazil) (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo), Swedish (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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