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All the King's Men
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All the King's Men 2006

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. (read more)

Release Date:September 22nd, 2006
Directed By:
No image existsSteven Zaillian
Written By:
No image existsSteven Zaillian
Sean PennSean Penn
Jude LawJude Law
Kate WinsletKate Winslet
No image existsJames Gandolfini
Mark RuffaloMark Ruffalo
Patricia ClarksonPatricia Clarkson
Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins

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All the King's Men Movie Review by Shannon (5/2/2012)

This was an adaption of a novel of the same name which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1946. There was a 1949 movie version but I think this one was better even though it did poorly at the Box Office. The tale is about a reporter, Jude Law, with aristocratic ties who takes an interest in a lowly politician named Stark, played...

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All the King's Men Movie Review by Movie Addict (7/15/2007)

I like Sean Penn and I feel that he really did a great job in this film. However, I feel that the film failed miserably when the focus was not on him.

There is a reasonable tendency to compare the film to the 1950 version with Broderick Crawford. That version was far superior in every respect. The characters came alive...

(complete All the King's Men review by Movie Addict)

All the King's Men Movie Review by Matthew (9/27/2006)

Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Louisiana, the mid-50s. Willie Stark (Sean Penn) helps to bring attention to a potential problem in his impoverished home parish in Louisiana. The state's political machine, led by Tiny Duffy (James Gandolfini) and Sadie Burke (Patricia Clarkson), recognizes this man could become a...

(complete All the King's Men review by Matthew)

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