All the King's Men


All the King's Men
A remake of an Oscar-winning movie from 1949, re-interpreted for a new generation. A lower-class firebrand wins a landslide victory to become governor of Louisiana. He sets about changing things to please his voters, which does not sit well with the wealthy upper classes. A retired judge institutes legal action against him, which puts a key member of the governor's staff in a difficult position. As the governor becomes used to his power, he starts the inevitable slide towards the dark side, resorting to underhanded tactics to crush his enemies.

125 minutes.
No persons under 13.
Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Sean Penn, Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins, Kate Winslet, Mark Ruffalo, Patricia Clarkson, James Gandolfini, Jackie Earle Haley
Director
Steven Zaillian
ScreenplaySteven Zaillian, from the novel by Robert Penn Warren
MusicJames Horner
CinematographyPawel Edelman
EditingWayne Wahrman
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2006
Produced byColumbia Pictures Corporation, Phoenix Pictures, AKM Productions, VIP 3 Medienfonds, VIP 4 Medienfonds

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageInfrequently mild to strong
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceInfrequently strong resulting in death
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThere 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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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
2
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconUnfortunately all the king's men couldn't put this story back together again.
5
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan quote iconPast issues still relevant today.
5
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
10
The Citizen
Sabrina Dean quote iconAll The King's Men resonates with a tangible atmosphere, like thick cigar smoke cloying sinuously within the heavy confines of a wood-paneled room
11
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge quote iconBoth the craft and the talent to make a good movie is there, but Zaillian produces a smug cliché.
5
BBC
Stella Papamichael quote iconIt's a typical politician's tale — all talk and no action.
5
Box Office
Shlomo Schwartzberg quote iconThe new version of the story is a clunky, unconvincing drama that’s pretty much stillborn from the outset.
3
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconThough clearly respectful of his source, Zaillian rarely replicates its vitality, a failure that reduces Warren's political jambalaya to a tasteless gruel.
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconAll 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.
10
ScreenIt
quote iconA remake of the better and more entertaining 1949 film that won three Oscars, including Best Picture
8
Metacritic.com
37 critics
7
Rottentomatoes critics
146 critics
8
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconAims for major statements and misses wildly
2

What the People say

Internet
4450 Netizens quote iconGreat movie, highly recommended.
12

Average .. 34%

7




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