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One of the world’s biggest movie stars, Will Smith, is coming out with a brand new movie, King Richard, which is set to be released on Friday, Nov. 19. Want to know exactly how you can watch it?
King Richard is based on the real-life story of Richard Williams, who through clear vision and an unconventional approach raised Venus and Serena Williams to become two of the greatest tennis players ever. The film is directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and in addition to Smith stars Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Tony Goldwynn and Jon Bernthal. Watch the trailer below.
What Is The Release Date For King Richard?
King Richard is set to arrive for movie fans on Nov. 19 across the globe, serving as a perfect potential family movie watch around the Thanksgiving holiday for U.S. audiences or just in general for the rest of the world. That Nov. 19 release date includes both theaters and a day-and-date streaming release on the HBO Max platform.
As a Warner Bros. 2021 movie, King Richard is getting the 31-day streaming play on HBO Max, allowing viewers to watch it from home until about Dec. 20; it will eventually come back to HBO Max but at an as yet unspecified date.
Who else is in the ‘King Richard’ cast?
Of course you can’t have a movie about Venus and Serena Williams without Venus and Serena. Playing the two tennis icons are Saniyya Sidney as Venus and Demi Singleton as Serena.
Sidney has already starred in some massive projects, including the updated TV miniseries Roots from 2016, she has appeared in American Horror Story and has film credits that include Hidden Figures, Fences and the indie film Fast Color. Singleton has fewer credits than Sidney, but one of them is a regular role on the EPIX series Godfather of Harlem.
The last key member of the Williams family is the matriarch, Oracene “Brandy” Williams, who is being played by Aunjanue Ellis. Ellis is a veteran of the movie world, with some of her most popular credits including Ray, Quantico, If Beale Street Could Talk and Lovecraft Country, for which she received an Emmy nomination. There has also been some Oscar speculation about Ellis for her performance in King Richard.
How to watch ‘King Richard’
With choices to be made for how to watch King Richard when it is released, let’s start off with what you’ll need to know if you want to head out to a movie theater to watch it. King Richard will be playing in theaters across the country starting on Nov. 19, so you can find where and when it is playing near you on sites like Fandango or specific websites for your local movie theaters. Once you found a time you can either purchase a ticket online or wait till you get to the theater.
Where to Watch King Richard Online?
Apart from being available on HBO Max online, the biographical drama film will also be released theatrically all over the United States on the aforementioned date. Fans who wish to film in theaters can book their tickets on Fandango.
Watch Now: King Richard Online Free
The Will Smith-starrer is not available for rent/purchase on VOD platforms as of now. But we recommend checking platforms like Google Play, Microsoft Store, Vudu, iTunes, and YouTube in the coming months.
Is King Richard on Netflix?
Netflix subscribers will have to look for the film on other platforms since it is currently not accessible on the streaming giant. However, they can also watch other biographical drama movies like ‘The Dirt’ or ‘Schumacher.’
Is King Richard on Hulu?
Hulu’s basic subscription does include Will Smith and Aunjanue Ellis-starrer, but after getting the HBO Max add-on, one can get access to the exclusive content of the streamer, including ‘King Richard.’ You can learn more about Hulu with HBO Max.
Is King Richard on Amazon Prime?
The Reinaldo Marcus Green-directorial is not available in Amazon Prime’s regular offering. However, the film may eventually be accessible on the streamer as on-demand content. So you should regularly check Amazon’s official website. In the meantime, Prime subscribers can alternatively watch ‘The Music of Silence’ or ‘A Father’s Son.’
Is King Richard on HBO Max?
‘King Richard’ is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures; therefore, it is exclusively available for streaming on HBO Max. Subscribers can watch the film starting November 19, 2021.
How to Stream King Richard for Free?
HBO Max no longer offers a free trial for first-time subscribers, but Hulu’s HBO Max add-on comes with a 7-day free trial. People who wish to stream the biographical drama movie free of charge can use the above-mentioned offer. However, we encourage our readers to refrain from all illegal means and watch their favorite movies online only after paying for them.
How to watch King Richard online in the U.S.
In the U.S., King Richard opens in theaters Friday, November 19. It also has a day-and-date streaming release. King Richard starts streaming on HBO Max at 3 a.m. ET.
None of the day-and-date Warner Bros. movies are not available on the ad-supported version of HBO Max, so you will need the ad-free plan. So if you haven’t signed up yet (and it’s one of the best streaming services, what are you waiting for?), make sure you pick the right option.
How to watch King Richard in the UK
King Richard hits UK cinemas on November 19.
Sorry to say, though, that the folks in the UK have the same situation as those in Canada. You can’t stream King Richard on any UK streaming services, as HBO Max isn’t available across the pond. Check out our guide on how to watch HBO Max anywhere.
How to watch King Richard in Canada
King Richard will open in Canadian theaters on Friday, November 19.
Bad news, though, for Canadians hoping to stream King Richard. HBO Max is not available in Canada and the movie is not going to debut on Crave (some films like this do).
Are there ‘King Richard’ reviews?
King Richard played the fall film festival circuit, appearing at the Telluride Film Festival, where it got a very positive response from critics. Currently, King Richard has a 91% fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 71 on Metacritic.
Reviews often praise the performances from Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton, as well as the film’s uplifting tone, though also acknowledge a couple of bumps that could have been smoothed out.
In our What to Watch review of King Richard, Leigh Monson similarly praised the Smith’s compelling performance, but questioned whether the father of two of the greatest tennis players should have been the focus of the movie.