All the King's Men

DVD - 2006
Average Rating: 2 stars out of 5.
All the King's Men
A small-town lawyer rides an improbable series of events to the Louisiana governor's mansion, where his populist policies and ruthless scheming quickly earn him some powerful enemies. There are several differences between this film and the 1949 film adaptation. Most notably, this film occurs in Louisiana during the 1950s, whereas the 1949 film occurs in an unnamed Southern state during the Great Depression.


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Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5. do ya'll say "snoozefest" in cajun?

Sep 04, 2012
  • akirakato rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Although it is said that this film does not follow the 1949 original film's narrative and is more faithful to the novel than the earlier movie, I don't see a big difference.
To me, the 2006 film seems to be a remake of the 1949 version.
It is also said that the director (Steven Zaillian) never saw the original film, and that he adapted the screenplay solely from Warren's novel.
He should've seen it.
That way, he could've made a difference.

Apr 08, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box.

Mar 09, 2012
  • jeffankeny rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

As an avid fan of Sean Penn, I think he may have been "off the wagon" during this period of his film career. "Fast times at Ridgemont High" was a much better performance

Nov 23, 2007
  • reviewer rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I found the film dull, plodding, and although I watched it through to the end in hopes it would deliver some payoff, it never did. Especially considering the high-powered cast, I was hoping for something much more intelligent and subtle. The trite metaphorical finale is an insult to anyone with half a brain.


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