All the King's Men (2006) Synopsis
The rise and fall of charismatic Southern politician Willie Stark.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
We never see enough of the small compromises Willie Stark makes on the way up to fully grasp the tragedy of his fall. Some will undoubtedly...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
In essence, a wild soap opera disguised as a political allegory, it's a movie, with its over-the-map performances, that is worth catching...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Audience can certainly find entertainment in this movie, so long as no one takes things too seriously. One suspects, however, that Zaillian...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Failures on the scale of writer-director Steven Zaillian's All the King's Men are as rare as falling sequoias, and they make a noise even...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
You can't help but have high expectations from Zaillian and this stellar cast. But the result this time is a thuddingly tedious soap opera.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
I'm not the first observer, or even the second, to liken the star's (Penn) portrayal of fictional Louisiana governor Willie Stark to the...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Writer-director Steven Zaillian's version stultifies, especially when compared with Robert Rossen's fiery 1949 Oscar winner. How could such...
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38

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Overthought, overwrought and thuddingly underwhelming, this high-profile misfire makes a congealed gumbo out of Robert Penn Warren's...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Recalling the earthiness Broderick Crawford brought to the original, I couldn't help thinking Gandolfini should have been cast as Willie.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
What a botch. All the King's Men, a remake of Robert Rossen's classic 1949 film about the rise and fall of a Southern demagogue, has no...
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Boring

By Marland Heart
So Boring, I watched this movie & than I shutted it off because it was soooooo broing I hated it so much so please don't see this movie it' a waist of money!...

EXCELLENT cast, boring & weird plot

By Ewansgal88
Mark Ruffalo, Jude Law, Sean Penn, Kate Winslet, they were all awesome! The plot became boring and at points there wasn't even a plot....

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Rated PG-13 | For an intense sequence of violence, sexual content and partial nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Ambitious, slow-moving, trite political drama.
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