Monday, January 29, 2007

All the King's Men

All the King's Men (2006)

Sean Penn stars as corrupt Southern politician Willie Stark in this remake of the Oscar-winning 1949 film based on Robert Penn Warren's novel. The charismatic Stark wins the populist vote, but behind closed doors, he's as underhanded as the predecessors he smeared. Ex-reporter Jack Burden (Jude Law) unwittingly helps Stark gain political power, but it's just a matter of time before the governor's crooked dealings are exposed.
My Two Cents: There came a point when I decided I'd rather read the 600-page book than continue watching this disappointing snore-fest. It was around the 45-minute mark.

Alternative Andy from The Office Two Cents: Actors: Good; Cast: "Mis"; Story: Classic; Script: Yawn; Kate Winslet: Still Love Her.

NetFlix Rank: Didn't Like It
IMDB Rank: 6/10


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