General Information

Glossary: T
Released Year: 2017
Runtime: 95 minutes
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Directors: Maya Forbes
Writers: Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky
Casts: J.B. Smoove, Jack Black, Jason Schwartzman, Mary Klug, John Franchi, Peter Ackerman, Brina, Dan Marshall, Phyllis Kay, John J. Burke, Robert Capron, Willie Garson, Jenny Slate, Owen Burke, Suzanne Gillies, Bruce-Robert Serafin, Wendy Overly, Jacki Weaver, Wallace Wolodarsky, Vanessa Bayer, Russell Gibson, Richard Donelly, Alex Ziwak, Arthur Hiou, Sigrid Lium, Portland Helmich, Juani Feliz, Jordan Lloyd, Anthony Estrella, Jeffery Kincannon, Leah Procito, Mickey Gilmore, Richard Pacheco, Lino Tanaka, Jed Griswold, Robert Macaux, Lew Schneider, Kati Salowsky, Rachel Annette Helson, Melody Vasquez, Randy Tow, Marilyn Busch, China Forbes, Jim Boyd, Jessica Baade, Keith Mascoll, Irvin Wallace, Michael Jibrin, Shawn Contois, Brandon Scales, Anastasia Tsikhanava, Marybeth Paul, Lara Pezza, Bella Moore, Robert Marsella, Kevin Daigneault, Angel Connell, Rob Lévesque, Lance Norris, Leonel Severino, Kobi Polisky, Ted Sterner, Harold Rudolph, Michele Mortensen, Benjamin James Chaplin, Wendy Hartman, Ron G. Young, Rich Rothbell, Glenn W. Kane, Tony Moreira, Kayla Kohla, Eric Berghman, Alexa Hartman, Tony Jones, Mary Jane Brennan Sangiolo, Kevin Paul Healey, Steve Provizer, Luke Nelson, Pasquale Dalessio, Frank Cacciola, Joe Cali, Charlie Flannery, Stephen Kyle, Americo Presciutti
IMDB: The Polka King (2017)

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 5.9

Reviews

80
ScreenCrush - Matt Singer
This is one of those stories when reality was stranger, and more entertaining, than fiction.
80
Variety - Dennis Harvey
When it comes to the film’s overall success, these wildly amusing situations take a back seat to the contributions of an excellent cast.
75
RogerEbert.com - Nick Allen
The sporadic magic of The Polka King largely comes from its casting, and the hammy performances that follow.
70
Los Angeles Times - Justin Chang
The Polka King doesn't have the dazzling ambition or energy of a great grifter classic. Instead she seems intent on nailing the details, on realizing Jan's milieu in all its tacky splendor, and trusting that our attention will follow. As in "Infinitely Polar Bear," Forbes has a gift for letting her production design tell the story.
60
The Guardian - Jordan Hoffman
What’s key is that even though this is a movie about a scoundrel, it’s all very optimistic. Forbes and Wolodarsky keep the frame bright and the filmmaking calls attention to itself only when necessary.

The Polka King (2017)



Local Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan develops a plan to get rich that shocks his fans and lands him in jail.