Is King of Staten Island a true story?
"Pete Davidson brings his real story to life with director Judd Apatow in new film 'The King of Staten Island' Director Judd Apatow leads Pete Davidson in a film inspired by the comedian's real-life inspired, 'The King of Staten Island'. ... In real life, Pete's dad was a firefighter who died on 9/11. " June 14, 2020
- You’ll want to give Pete Davidson a hug after watching his revealing new comedy "The King of Staten Island." Johnny Oleksinski - New York Post
- The King of Staten Island is funny and authentic and painful and problematic and offensive. Adam Holz - Plugged In
- Tackling some of Davidson's real-life troubles, this touching, hilarious dramedy is long but breezy, weighty but easy, with an excellent lead performance and a great group of characters. Jeffrey M. Anderson - Common Sense Media
- The content can be raw, sometimes startling, but before and after everything else the film is hilarious. Joe Morgenstern - Wall Street Journal
- "The King of Staten Island" works perfectly as the story of a screwup, not so well when it's bending over backwards for you to feel good about him. Owen Gleiberman - Variety