LBJ Reviews

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May 19, 2020
f for no other reason, the changing dynamic of the relationship between Johnson and Russell makes the movie worth checking out.
April 16, 2020
Won't be his (Woody Harrelson) fault if you find this endearing, if this slight political biopic falls short. This is two stories for the price of one.
November 27, 2018
Here the physical and the verbal prevail over the analytic. This ends up placing the film in the category of conventional biopic. [Full review in Spanish]
November 26, 2018
Rob Reiner, in creative decline since the mid-nineties, approaches the personality of Lyndon B. Johnson in his best film in years. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 16, 2018
LBJ is an eye-opening and sensitive look at a man who looked everyone in the eye and fought with conviction and respect to bring a nation together during one of its darkest moments.
August 27, 2018
Despite the prosthetics applied to Woody Harrelson's face he does not really look like LBJ but this does not detract from a convincing interpretation...
August 9, 2018
Harrelson captures Johnson's dogged, hardworking approach to politics... He injects pace, energy and colour into a familiar storytelling approach that flicks back and forth across the period.
August 8, 2018
So while providing some enlightening insight into the 36th President ("a sensitive man with an enormous ego," as this film's JFK puts it), LBJ never truly engrosses.
June 21, 2018
This early-days biopic isn't quite as good as the Bryan Cranston film All the Way but, along with Tom Wilkinson's performance in Selma, it continues Hollywood's crusade of recasting LBJ's public image.
June 1, 2018
While the shooting of JFK is the dark shadow of this movie, what unfolds on screen is less about the 35th president than the man who replaced him.
June 1, 2018
[Woody] Harrelson gives an impressionistic performance. He doesn't look much like LBJ, even after the make-up, nor can he bring his voice to the same low register, but he understands the coyote cunning of the man.
May 31, 2018
An odd, stilted affair with a curiously distanced feel.
May 28, 2018
...LBJ moves at a fast, highly entertaining clip...
December 6, 2017
When the film isn't cracking jokes the film explores Johnson's desire to be liked by the public and fears of rejection but doesn't go far enough to ensure compelling results
November 26, 2017
A middle-of-the-road yet somewhat entertaining drama...
November 14, 2017
Woody Harrelson delivers a powerhouse performance in this straightforward, solid political drama.
November 10, 2017
... a consistently compelling history lesson, which puts the spotlight on a man forced to navigate the country through one of the most pivotal periods of the last century.
November 9, 2017
Sincere in its duty but concerned in its thought, LBJ ranks as an excellent adaptation of Johnson.
November 8, 2017
There is a richer film here than the generically-told one that Reiner gives us, despite Harrelson's plucky firebrand of a performance.
Top Critic
November 6, 2017
Woody Harrelson in the title role has enough spice to keep the viewer alert and attentive.
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