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All the King's Men Reviews

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Gabe Leibowitz
November 17, 2004
Outstanding poltical commentary, rife with tension.
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
April 11, 2004
Broderick Crawford is no Orson Welles, but this meditation on the underbelly of American politics is at least in the same league as Citizen Kane.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 18, 2003
Splendid portrait of political corruption. More timely than ever.
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Rossen has assembled in this starkly unprettified film a piece of pictorial journalism that is remarkable for its brilliant parts.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
This political allegory adapted from Robert Penn Warren's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is an on-target portrait of a backwoods populist (reminiscent of Huey Long) who becomes the electorate's messiah.
Michael Szymanski
October 12, 2002
The acting is way over-the-top, however, Broderick Crawford is great!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Goodness me, this movie could not have been more prophetic had Nostradamus himself written it.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10

TV Guide
January 1, 2000
Rossen's film chronicles this life of raw power with compelling scenes, and Crawford's performance is well-supported by the rest of the cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
January 1, 2000
All the King's Men (1949) is the fictionalized account of the rise and fall of a backwoods rebel - a story inspired by the rule
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
July 22, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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