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This week's reviewed movie is:
All the King's Men




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This remake of All the King's Men had so much promise, and with all the star power it should have been a winner.

What a big disappointment.

They even changed the story from the 30s to the 50s, and that's okay too. But this simply is not a great or even a good movie.

How about calling it a turkey d--the d is for my scissors down.

A great cast of supporting actors are overshadowed by Sean Penn's hammy performance in this pathetic retelling of the 1949 classic, a fictionalized retelling of Louisiana Governor Huey Long's rise and fall in politics.

This is not as heavy-handed as the original, but still is melodrama with too much orchestra.

All the King's Men is a remake of the 1949 political thriller about a trouble maker who speaks up for the average Joe until he too becomes corrupted on the way to being elected governor of Louisiana.

This film did not work for me, with its major holes in the story that feels both rushed and overlong, and also the lack of character development, lacking heart and depth.

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