All The King's Men details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Patricia Clarkson, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins, Kate Winslet, Kate Winslet, Kate Winslet|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
All The King's Men
|Run time:||1 hour 45 minutes|
|Rental release:||05 Mar 2007|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
|Subtitles:||Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
An adaptation of Robert Penn Warren's 1946 novel (previously filmed in 1950), All the King's Men boasts an impressive cast and depicts the story of Willie Stark, a fiery populist politician from the sticks who pulls the rug out from under the party machine and becomes Governor of Louisiana.
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Okay film made better with the castBy a customer from London , 29 Oct 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]The film has so many good actors and the main reason for watching this was for sean penn who is such a good actor and he definitely makes the film better than it could have been. Jude Law is very good too. It is just a shame the film did not have a good editor working on the script and the length of the film too
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Such a disappointment!By a customer from Tiverton , 07 Nov 2009Sadly, not even ten minutes into this film I was having difficulty staying focused. It's not that I have difficulty focusing, or comprehending the plot line of a film. It's simply that the film moved slowly. Laborious and tediously slow.
It did not help that Sean Penn seemed to overact the part of Stark.
Jude Law was a nice surprise. When I saw Jude and Kate [Winslet] cast as 'Southerners', I must admit - I was wary about them pulling off the accents, being a native Texan myself. I was pleasantly surprised, especially with Jude's seamless delivery!
The only reason I watched it through to the end (and I was tempted several times to call it a day just press 'stop') was Jude's performance.
With such a spectacularly talented cast? This film was a huge disappointment, sadly. The timing was off - which means bad editing to my mind.
If you're dying to hear this story - then rent the film. However, be prepared to persevere with the slow moving story line.
Otherwise? Don't waste your rental credit or time.
Stars don't make a movie greatBy Criticalcritter (15 reviews) from Westhill , 23 Oct 2009Kept falling asleep through this film, despite the ranting and roaring of the cast. Thought it couldn't miss with all the talent on board, but it all comes to very little in the end. If you don't watch it, you won't be missing much.
All the kings men.By a customer from Spalding , 18 Oct 2009Excellent cast, wordy film, but very very good, very well done too.
Not my cup of teaBy ScottishFilmGeek (4 reviews) from Blairgowrie , 27 Aug 2009I started to watch it but I couldn't understand a word Sean Penn was saying, so after a while I gave up.
All The King's MenBy ultragoodness (8 reviews) from London , 03 Aug 2009It was very difficult understanding what the actors were saying in the film, I had to put the subtitles on even though it was an American film. It did not have a punch and the storyline was thin, with such outstanding actors, the film did not exactly bind together. I continued watching it to the end but was glad I did not go to see it at the cinema.