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LBJ loses sight of its complicated subject, ignoring the more intriguing aspects of his personality and career in favor of a frustratingly ordinary biopic treatment. Read critic reviews

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Lyndon Johnson (Woody Harrelson) goes from being a powerful Senate majority leader to a powerless vice president before he becomes the president of the United States following the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Cast & Crew

Woody Harrelson
Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard Jenkins
Senator Russell
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Lady Bird Johnson
Bill Pullman
Ralph Yarborough
Kim Allen
Jacqueline Kennedy
Michael Stahl-David
Robert F. Kennedy
C. Thomas Howell
Walter Jenkins
Jeffrey Donovan
John F. Kennedy
Doug McKeon
Hubert H. Humphrey
Michael Mosley
Kenny O'Donnell
Joey Hartstone
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Tim White
Producer
Michael R. Williams
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Elizabeth A. Bell
Executive Producer
Chris Conover
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Critic Reviews for LBJ

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  • Sep 22, 2018
    From Rob Reiner comes the incredibly compelling political thriller LBJ. The story follows Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson in the mist of the Kennedy assassination as he's swept into the presidency and has to decide how to proceed with Kennedy's social agenda and what kind of president he wants to be. Starring Woody Harrelson, Jeffrey Donovan, and Jennifer Jason Leigh, the film has an impressive cast that delivers some really good performances. And, the script is especially well-written and uses flashbacks to cover Johnson's political career and history with the Kennedys. However, it kind of skirts around the Vietnam War, focusing instead on Johnson as the workhorse who turned Kennedy's dream into a reality with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. There's a rose-colored tint to LBJ, but it's still a fascinating look at the man who shepherded the country through an extraordinary crisis.
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