Sean Penn, Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins, Kate Winslet, Mark Ruffalo, Patricia Clarkson, James Gandolfini, Jackie Earle Haley
|Screenplay||Steven Zaillian, from the novel by Robert Penn Warren|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Columbia Pictures Corporation, Phoenix Pictures, AKM Productions, VIP 3 Medienfonds, VIP 4 Medienfonds|
|Language||Infrequently mild to strong|
|Violence||Infrequently strong resulting in death|
|Comments||There is no positive ending to the storyline, because the manner in which the intended answers have to be found, ended up bringing death.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Theresa Smith Unfortunately all the king's men couldn't put this story back together again.
Kenneth Turan Past issues still relevant today.
|Mail & Guardian|
Shaun de Waal
Sabrina Dean All The King's Men resonates with a tangible atmosphere, like thick cigar smoke cloying sinuously within the heavy confines of a wood-paneled room
Barry Ronge Both the craft and the talent to make a good movie is there, but Zaillian produces a smug cliché.
Stella Papamichael It's a typical politician's tale — all talk and no action.
Shlomo Schwartzberg The new version of the story is a clunky, unconvincing drama that’s pretty much stillborn from the outset.
Jason Anderson Though clearly respectful of his source, Zaillian rarely replicates its vitality, a failure that reduces Warren's political jambalaya to a tasteless gruel.
James Berardinelli All the King's Men is a patchwork of poor choices and uneven results, the most obvious of which is its pacing. With inappropriate flash-forwards and badly placed flashbacks, All the King's Men lurches unsteadily forward amidst variable performances and impressive cinematography.
A remake of the better and more entertaining 1949 film that won three Oscars, including Best Picture
Tomatometer Aims for major statements and misses wildly
What the People say
4450 Netizens Great movie, highly recommended.
Average .. 34%