Kings of Summer, The

Lists: Film Quest 2014 - The Challenge, Drama

Brief Synopsis: "Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, and a strange kid named Biaggio. He announces that they are going to build a house there, free from responsibility and parents. Once their makeshift abode is finished, the three young men find themselves masters of their own destiny, alone in the woods."

Overall Ranking: 841 (Rank from 2013: # 41)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 26.67%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 6.67%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
FilmHamster97(full review)
Tim The Film Guy90(full review)
Bryan Lienesch88 - A movie with this much genuine, gut-busting comedy paired with equally-large amounts of heart is a true treat, indeed.
Comedy: 8
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 7
Rob from GuysFilmQuest85 - Every guy needs an experience like this.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 7
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin80(full review)
Angry Vader80(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik80
Nathan Zoebl80(full review)
David Baruffi80(full review)
Mikey from The Reviewer.Net80(full review)
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread75(full review)Comedy: 5
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 5
Thomas Pollock70
Patrick Devitt70
Dan O'Neill60(full review)

People Involved

  • Nick Robinson (Joe Toy)
  • Gabriel Basso (Patrick Keenan)
  • Moises Arias (Biaggio)
  • Alison Brie (Heather Toy)
  • Nick Offerman (Frank Toy)
  • Megan Mullally (Mrs. Keenan)
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (Captain Davis)
  • Angela Trimbur (FacePaint)
  • Erin Moriarty (Kelly)
  • Lili Reinhart (Vicki)
  • Marc Evan Jackson (Mr. Keenan)
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Delivery Guy)
  • Hannibal Buress (Bus Driver)
  • Nathan Keyes (Paul)
  • Austin Abrams (Aaron)
  • Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Director)