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PG-13| 2 hr. 8 min.

Plot Summary
Charismatic Southern politician Willie Stark's (Sean Penn) idealism and good intentions give way to corruption after he becomes governor of Louisiana. Unfortunately for Stark, his right-hand man (Jude Law) retains the same good moral fibre he had when the men both entered the political arena.

Cast: Sean Penn , Jude Law , Kate Winslet , James Gandolfini , Mark Ruffalo , Patricia Clarkson , Anthony Hopkins , Jackie Earle Haley

Director: Steven Zaillian

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

All the King's Men (2006)

Release Date: September 22nd, 2006|2 hr. 8 min.

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  • Overthought, overwrought and thuddingly underwhelming, this high-profile misfire makes a congealed gumbo out of Robert Penn Warren's Pulitzer-winning 1946 novel and the Oscar-winning 1949 movie that followed it, sinking a classy cast in the goo. show more

  • Recalling the earthiness Broderick Crawford brought to the original, I couldn't help thinking Gandolfini should have been cast as Willie. show more

  • You can't help but have high expectations from Zaillian and this stellar cast. But the result this time is a thuddingly tedious soap opera. show more

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