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In the s, in Louisiana, the smart populist, manipulative and wolf hick Willie Stark Sean Penn is elected Governor with the support of the lower social classes. When the influent Judge Irwin Sir Anthony Hopkins supports a group of politicians in their request of impeachment, Stark assigns Jack to find some dirtiness along the life of Irwin, leading to a tragedy in the end. There are many films in which exceptional and talented actors participate which leave audiences praising their contribution.
However, heavy guns are not needed in this remake of the version with the same name. Having seen the original Black and White, and then viewed this updated colored version, I can say with all honesty, neither Hopkins, Penn, nor the addition of Jude Law, and his incredible persona, could save this remake. This film has a great deal going for it. The sincere and passionate speeches made by the up and coming Governor are to say the least, inspirational.
The dark drama of conversations in the car and hotel scenes are dramatic and create tension and tenor. However, too much weight is given to the muck-raking and soul-searching scenes, some of which are never exploited for the audience. In doing so, the film loses its direction, for the heart and soul of the historic and meteoric rise of the famed politician. Start your free trial.
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Director: Steven Zaillian. From metacritic. Kate Winslet Filmography. Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. How about ending the film with an interrogation mark? Learn more More Like This. A Civil Action The Interpreter Crime Mystery Thriller. The Assassination of Richard Nixon Biography Crime Drama. Breaking and Entering Crime Drama Romance. A landscape architect's dealings with a young thief cause him to re-evaluate his life. What Just Happened The story is about one man's rise to being the mayor of Louisiana and giving the people what they need, new roads, bridges, schools etc The plot and characters are well thought out, and its no wonder the book won the national Pulitzer prize.
The directing is the best i have ever seen, and I've been watching a TON of movies lately, but this one beats them all. Everything about All the King's Men is good, however i can't say that many teenagers will like it since it isn't a horror movie, or action flick, or comedy, but if you are looking for a serious film then this is perfect for you.
On a scale of one to ten, five being average, All the King's Men gets a 9. Nov 6, Zaillian's reconstruction of 'All the King's Men' starts out decidedly strong with it's nicely written script and marvelous acting by Penn. Shortly after the election of Stark as governor though the film quickly loses it's drive and becomes a bit glum with Zaillian's reconstruction of 'All the King's Men' starts out decidedly strong with it's nicely written script and marvelous acting by Penn.
Shortly after the election of Stark as governor though the film quickly loses it's drive and becomes a bit glum with only, sparse but nonetheless sharp moments. No one except for Penn is able to pull of a believable Louisiana accent. Hopkins, who plays Judge Irwin, doesn't even try. It's too bad they aren't able to because the script is actually really good. Of course what else could we expect from Zaillian? He is after all the same person who wrote the screenplays for 'Gangs of New York' and 'Schindler's List'.
Its not entirely the actor's fault that the movie isn't up to par. Where Zaillian's brilliant writing ends, his mediocre directing begins. When a movie is only two hours of length, yet feels to be three, you know something went wrong.
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The most awful moment would have to be just before the closing scenes, that being the assassination of Stark and death of his killer. It was horribly long, and painfully boring. Once they're dead, they're dead. There's no need for five minutes of aerial spinning around two dead bodies with close-ups here and there of their blood flowing into one stream. As I stated, Penn is great. The screen lights up with intensity and passion when he's speaking to the people.
And although the other actors weren't capable of delivering stunning performances, the well written script makes the film good enough to sit and watch. The bottom line is, yes there was much more that could've been done to improve the film, but despite the weak direction and overall acting, 'All the King's Men' is highly underrated and is worth viewing at least once. Sep 23, Period was off -the 50's didn't look or sound like this in Lousiana. They really DON'T make them like they used to, do they?
Robert Rossen's original, Oscar-winning film version of Robert Penn Warren's acclaimed novel about corrupt, Huey Long-like Southern politician Willie Stark wasn't exactly a masterpiece of subtlety and nuance--it was They really DON'T make them like they used to, do they?
Robert Rossen's original, Oscar-winning film version of Robert Penn Warren's acclaimed novel about corrupt, Huey Long-like Southern politician Willie Stark wasn't exactly a masterpiece of subtlety and nuance--it was a Columbia movie that played like a Warner Bros. Steven Zaillian claimed that he was filming Warren's book, not remaking the movie which he says he never saw This version assumes that "literary" is synonymous with "pompous", "overlong" and "boring"; it features a huge cast full of Big Names, never mind if they're miscast or not which they mostly are , and it includes a smotheringly self-important music score by the usually capable James Horner that cues us in that we're watching a Big, Important Movie that's going to teach us some Big, Important Lessons and hopefully pick up some Oscar nominations while it's at it.
Sean Penn, who plays Stark here, is of course normally a hundred times the actor that Crawford ever was Crawford tended to repeat his Oscar-winning performance as Stark in virtually every other movie he ever made but you sure can't tell it here; in one of the worst jobs of a fine career, he mumbles in an endless stream of inscrutable, potatoes-in-mouth Method-speak when he isn't screaming with equal unintelligibility at his constituents and the audience Jude Law, as an idealistic reporter who gets caught in the whirlwind, reminds us once again why we all got good and tired of him after his appearances in six mostly crummy movies in Even the great Patricia Clarkson is ineffectual in Mercedes McCambridge's old role as Stark's cynical campaign manager; I'm tempted to chalk it up to Clarkson's natural on-screen warmth being out of place for such an unlikable character but then remembered that she actually did pull off a mostly unsympathetic role in 's Pieces of April.
Columbia Pictures studio head Harry Cohn used to judge a movie by how much it made his rear end wiggle uncomfortably out of sheer boredom; he would've had no problem with the original, but this version would've given his ass a serious case of St. Vitus Dance--at least up until the astoundingly pretentious, self-consciously symbolic and wildly hilarious assassination finale in which the blood of two characters slowly intermingles so that Zaillian can make a statement about how various types of evil are interconnected Dave Sep 22, A grave disappointment.
Sean Penn's worst film.
Jude Law and Anthony Hopkins prove that they too can act in a badly reviewed flop. This movie was so dull, so uneventful and so pointless Without the novel's brillance this movie could A grave disappointment.
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Without the novel's brillance this movie could go down in history as one of the worst but just killing the idea makes it bad enough to never have to see. Patrica Clarkson and everyone were so bad. More From Metacritic. Get a list of the best movie and TV titles recently added and coming What to Watch Now on Starz. What to Watch Now on Netflix. What to Watch Now on Prime Video. Current Movie Releases. By Metascore By Userscore. More From All the King's Men.