THE KING OF NEW ORLEANS REVIEWED
“The King of New Orleans” is a talking head movie about New Orleans. The film centers around how the people of New Orleans come together before and after Katrina. If you can swing that kind of talking picture, then this film is for you. My catch is that it felt like it was too much of a pseudo Altman take on an imagined New Orleans. While the acting is amazing, it felt like actors running dialogue exercises in a vacuum. If that works for you, then pick it up. But, the action craving crowd isn’t going to enjoy this one.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 2/21/17
The Plot Thus Far
Take a little trip through the streets of New Orleans…. Larry Shirt (David Jensen) is a taxi driver whose passengers are the city’s hustlers, tourists, socialites, musicians, housekeepers, weirdos and reporters. Bobby Cohn (Richard Brien), Harvard student home from school and in the middle of a personal crisis, is one of those passengers. The circumstances that bring them together lead to a bond that is ultimately turned upside down by Hurricane Katrina, but instilled by the love of the city that they both call home.