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Plot: Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel. The life of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political creature loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana. Runtime: 128 mins Release Date: 22 Sep 2006
Don't believe the negative hype (by peregrine1988)
If there was one film in 2006 that suffered because of hype and rather uninformed critics, this would be it. First, the magazines played it up because of the all-star cast and fantastic source. Then, all of sudden, the nation's movie critics decided it wasn't what it was cracked up to be, and piled on it. One problem with the critics is that many of them clearly have not read the book. Richard Roeper complained in his newspaper review, for example, that the movie never shows you how Stark went from bad to good. Well, having reread the book in anticipation of the movie, I can state <more>
emphatically that that is because the book never explains it. Take your pick critics: is your criticism going to be that it's unfaithful or that it followed the book? Furthermore, the move is NOT a remake. The original All The King's Men movie, no matter how good it was, focused the story on Willie Stark. The real story and this version is focused on Jack Burden which is why the whole backstory with Anne Stanton is thrown-in . To call it a remake shows how self-centered Hollywood can be as fans of Brokeback Mountain are no doubt ruefully aware .Now, what I thought of the actual movie: first and foremost, Sean Penn gives a absolutely brilliant performance, one of the best I've ever seen. I saw a Huey Long documentary a couple month before the movie, and Sean Penn evokes him magnificently. The scene where Willie Stark is stumping the state is simply film-making brilliance, as are his several hauntingly shot speeches. Jude Law gives a fine performance, as do all the supporting actors, especially Patricia Clarkson, who nails Sadie Burke. Some people had a problem with the accents, but I thought that Jude Law and Kate Winslet did adequate impressions and did not lose anything for it. And of course, the power of Warren's story shines through the whole movie. I do not personally know anyone who did not really like the movie.Why did it not work with people? I'd say two reasons: first, first-person narrated classics are notoriously difficult to translate to film. Another example that comes to mind is The Great Gatsby, which has a similarly detached narrator, and did not succeed despite Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Karen Black and Sam Waterston among the ensemble. Second, to be brutally honest, if your favorite films are normally comedies or horror movies, you won't like this kind of movie.All I can say is that I am surprised and somewhat astonished at the negative piling on. For any moviegoer who likes an epic story of humanity and politics in their harsh reality, All The King's Men is a must-see.
Sean Penn did an extraordinary job playing Willy. It was done with such vigor and intensity that I almost stood up and clapped a few times during his speeches. The characters had real chemistry that made the movie so believable. The writing was amazing. There were many beautiful lines spoken throughout and it kept my attention because of the sarcasm and wit between the characters. I was really blown away by the film. And I mean blown away. I never saw the first version done in 1949 so I have nothing to compare it to. But I can't even imagine it being half as good as this. I can't even <more>
fathom why everybody isn't talking about it and rating it 10 out of 10. It was really that damn good. If it doesn't win an Oscar, I will be ashamed of the Academy and embarrassed that they can't notice an exceptional movie.
Learn your history before you critique (by akers-4)
Most of the people who posted comments on how terrible this movie was need to first learn that this movie was a representation of the truth, a highly accurate one I might add. Sean Penn's depiction of Huey P. Long Willie Stark was incredibly well done, and the supporting actor playing Jack Jude Law did a fantastic job of portraying the relationship between the two characters.The story was powerful and motivating, well written, again, and the cinematography was superb. While parts of the plot had to be altered from what happened in reality, the story was still captivating and <more>
Great movie, highly recommended. (by clearlyvague)
I was fortunate enough to catch the premiere of this movie and I am endlessly pleased that I did so.There have been comments about the miscasting, but from what I have seen, this is mostly relating the movie to the original. All of the people that I talked to said that they liked it and that the actors portrayed the people really well. These comments came from natives of New Orleans.The movie itself is gripping throughout most of the some 2 hours. The visual and auditory effects do a great deal to enhance the story. It is evident that the actors put a lot of passion into their roles and the <more>
fact that they returned to New Orleans for the premiere shows that a part of them went into the movie.All in all, the cast is great, the sound is great, the movie is great.
I saw the New Orleans premiere of this movie, and my friends and I all thought it was amazing. The way it was written by Zaillian straight off of the book, not an adaptation of the previous movie was great. And the cinematography added so much to it. Sean Penn is an amazing actor, and that really shows through in the role of Willie Stark. It was kind of funny to watch Anthony Hopkins use an extremely bad Louisiana-British accent. I am a fan of history, so lots of little things worked their way in to amuse me. And seeing New Orleans things and knowing right where they are was a great thing. <more>
I recommend people go see this movie, as I plan to go again on Friday when it opens officially.
Historically Inaccurate, but it's not a historical movie. It is very entertaining. (by nall-junk)
Being from Louisiana I really enjoyed this movie. The acting was great and the story was entertaining. As others have stated, the accents are not done well. In fact there are more than a few characters who don't even try to imitate a southern accent, for which I am very grateful. I am quite sick of actors trying to portraying a southerner by speaking as if all the teeth were removed and the brain has been lobotomized. Others have complained about a boring script to which I completely disagree. This is not a fast-paced movie but it keeps the story moving and the dialogue is fresh. The slow <more>
periods give you time to pause and let the previous scene sink in, while also giving the viewer the opportunity to absorb the ambiance of the scenes. The people in this movie are portrayed as they really were in the 1940's and 50's. There is no surprise hidden here. Although this movie is based on the book of the same name, neither are factual of Huey Long and his legacy. These stories are loosely based on a person, with a few facts thrown in for recognition, but not for historical purposes. I applaud the entire cast and crew for their great efforts in bringing this movie to fruition. This is what entertainment is all about and it shows a little of the corruption that existed and some would say still exists in Louisiana politics of the past.Go into this movie with an open mind and you will find yourself entertained and pleased with the whole experience.
Big, Brassy, Gorgeous Images; Literate Script; Politics: What's Not to Like? (by Danusha_Goska)
The critics slammed this movie and I loved it. Shame on the critics.I love movies that transport me to an exotic place and a distant time. "All the King's Men" lushly recreates mid-century Louisiana. There's a lot of money up on the screen, beautifully lit and photographed: vintage, boat-like automobiles, forties and fifties fashions and fabrics, Spanish moss, ante-bellum mansions, a bronze bas relief map of Louisiana, set in a floor, that is put to amazing use.There's a scene where a young woman returns from an illicit tryst in dim light. Her hair ripples to her <more>
shoulders in honey blonde waves. Her plump lips are painted, matte, in the color of dried blood. Her jilted lover, his fedora slung low on his forehead, stands in silhouette, watching her every move. Neither speaks.In another scene, a backlit woman enters a bar and places her white cotton gloves over her hand.Just, lovely scenes that capture another era.I'm a political junkie, so I went to see this movie in spite of the bad reviews. It didn't let me down. It's a political soap opera from the first frame to the last.Deals cut in smoke filled rooms, double crosses, fiery speeches to enthralled crowds. I ate it up.The stars! Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Kathy Baker, James Gandolfini...Jackie Earle Haley, someone I'd never heard of before, was memorable as a gun toting body guard.Sean Penn's performance has been panned - too much arm waving. I loved the arm waving. Penn's arm waving doesn't come across as forced or inorganic. This is a man who can barely contain himself -- he's a human tornado. The historical figure with whom Penn's character, Willy Stark, is associated, Huey Long, was a powerhouse builder of bridges, hospitals, and roads. Penn conveys that kinetic energy and passion.And the script! Thank God someone was willing to write a script in which people take some risks with language, communicate complex ideas, employ figures of speech! Heavens! In a movie in which nothing explodes and no cartoon superhero saves the world! I loved having to listen to what people were saying to know what was going on. I loved the flowery language. This is the South, after all, from several decades ago, and, yeah, those folks did love their language skills.Another reviewer denounced the film's score as bombastic. It is bombastic, wonderfully so. It suits the subject matter perfectly. This isn't a movie about a shrinking violet who sits at home and writes poetry; it's a movie about a sweaty man who takes power and makes his mark.Okay, so why didn't I give the movie ten stars? Sean Penn's character is fully realized, but the other characters are not. "All the King's Men" is a big, fat soap opera. There's a lot of sex, threats, lust, longing, suicide, and betrayal to fit into two hours. The film should have been longer so that characters other than Willy could have been fleshed out.Patricia Clarkson is a case in point. Her character sets some key events in motion, but she's barely there -- either the character or the actress.Anthony Hopkins comes across as just that -- Anthony Hopkins -- not the character he is playing. While everyone else does their best to produce a Southern accent, Hopkins insists on speaking with a British accent, and this sticks out like a sore thumb.Kate Winslet and Mark Ruffalo are meant to be, like Blanche Dubois, representatives of degenerate Southern aristocracy, but they both seem entirely too robust to be degenerating.Jude Law is better in a similar role as a member of the fading aristocratic class. Law always seems to do well in roles where he is punished by, rather than enjoys, his beauty. Just so here. Too bad that, in key scenes, Hopkins doesn't create any chemistry with him.The lack of development of secondary characters -- and everyone, compared to Willie Stark, is secondary here -- made the film oddly emotionally unmoving to me. Again, there are scenes that contain the kind of elements that might have packed an emotional wallop that left me dry eyed.Willy Stark's rise to power is built on the poverty of the citizens of Louisiana. The movie didn't convey that poverty to me. According to one website devoted to Huey Long, Lousiana had three hundred miles of paved road, two bridges, and high illiteracy rates when Long took office. If true, those stats are startling.Finally, something else was missing, for me. Whenever one observes a charismatic politician, there is always the question: Does he really care about the people? Or is he just addicted to the adulation? I never had that question about Sean Penn's Willy Stark, as I do about, say, Bill Clinton. Willy Stark, here, is imperfect, but sincere. He wants to help his people.
The Best film of the year....with or without critic support. (by soldiandro_fiildo)
After seeing the trailer for this film roughly two months ago, I was excited to see the entire movie. The only downside seemed to be that it was one of many that were an obvious attempt to get an Oscar out of it. But that's the norm this time of year.I was later surprised to see so many begin to trash this film left and right. I actually watched the trailer again to be sure I still wanted to see it. It still looked decent to me. Maybe it was because I'd never seen the original. Maybe it actually was a horrible remake. Plus after seeing and hating the much trashed Black Dahlia, I <more>
figured I should consider passing on making the same mistake twice.But no, there I was on the opening day, hoping this wasn't going to be another Dahlia. And it was nowhere near it. It was incredible. The score is outstanding, the much attacked directing was very strong, and Sean Penn gave one of his three best performances he's ever given.Jude Law as the press writer/associate is very good. But his narration is weak and not needed as often as it's used. Patricia Clarkston is solid, but not anything of great note. I'm actually glad they didn't focus too much on her feelings of scorn towards state hero/villain Willie Stark Sean Penn . Much better to keep the movie focused on Penn and Law, who surprisingly work well together.The accents were only hard to take in the first words of the miscast James Gandolfini, who plays Tiny not so tiny Duffy, a very crooked crook. But his voice grows on you eventually. I think it was more the familiarity with his voice as Tony Soprano tv character that threw me off.And in a scene where Willie attempts to very poorly sing a promotional song for himself. That really should have been left on the cutting room floor.The only overall complaint I would mention is that for once, I'd like to see a Southern movie actually use predominantly Southern actors. Penn, Law, the not mentioned by me, but very good Anthony Hopkins, and Clarkston are all great in their roles. But only one of them Clarkston from Lou. is Southern. In fact, when you add love interest Kate Winslet into the equation, three of the main six characters are British. That shouldn't be.But all that aside, this movie far surpasses any other I've seen this year. And actually puts Hollywoodland, which I enjoyed, to shame. Steven Zaillian has made an outstanding film, that is receiving a very unfair treatment in the press.
I actually thought the film was pretty good, but definitely not for everyone. I actually don't like either Sean Penn or Jude Law, but I thought Jude Law's performance the best I've ever seen from him. The story is actually more about his character than of Sean Penn's. "Jack" is actually what the film was about. Most of the other characters were barely seen except for him.My main complaint about the film is that it shows nothing new. I guess that's to be expected from a movie that was based on a 1946 novel that many future plots were taken from. I was annoyed, <more>
also by the photography being a photographer myself . I found there was too much contrast in some parts, not enough in others. Depth of field was also kinda strange, too shallow in some areas. I mostly attributed this to me sitting near the front.