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All the King's Men (2006)

All the King's Men

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

September 22, 2006 (Wide)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Studio

Columbia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Steven Zaillian

Producer

Ken Lemberger, Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Steven Zaillian

Screenwriter

Steven Zaillian

Starring

Story


Absolute power corrupts absolutely in writer-director Steven Zaillian's ("Schindler's List") adaptation of Robert Penn Warren's classic novel "All the King's Men" featuring an all-star cast led by Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Patricia Clarkson, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins. "All the King's Men" charts the spectacular rise and fall of a charismatic Southern politician, "Boss" Willie Stark (Penn). Law co-stars as Jack Burden, the once idealistic, now embittered ex-reporter who unwittingly fuels Stark's corrupt political ambitions.

"All the King's Men" is a classic of American literature that tells the story of an idealistic man of the people who soon becomes corrupted by success and caught between dreams of service and an insatiable lust for power.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..presents a far softer and duller version of Stark and his cronies than the old one did..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
“..Overstuffed and fatally miscast, "All the King's Men" never comes to life..”
by Todd McCarthy [Variety]
“..All the King's Men is nothing short of a disaster..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]