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April 15, 2017
Straightforward biographical film, focusing mostly on the political life, of the 28th President of the United States. Convincing portrayal of Woodrow Wilson by Alexander Knox, made all the more so by the fact that he looks very much like him.
April 7, 2017
This is a very worthwhile movie, especially in our current political environment. Knox is fantastic as Wilson; overall excellent cast and story.
April 1, 2017
A well made tribute.
Super Reviewer
May 28, 2014
The contributions of Woodrow Wilson are often overshadowed by the tales of other Presidents. I think there is a much needed desire to take a look bad. Somehow this is listed as a Leonardo DiCaprio film even though it is from 1944. Don't know what is going on here but I can tell you for a fact that Leo is nowhere to be seen.
Super Reviewer
½ February 22, 2014
Well crafted and loving portrait of the 28th president. Gives short shift to Edith Wilson's time basely running the country in her husband's stead when he's laid low by a stroke but otherwise through look at Wilson's life.
February 21, 2014
fox's expensive epic bio-pic that seems to go on and on forever!
½ September 23, 2013
Sincere, yet simple and dated biographical feature on U.S. president Woodrow Wilson (Alexander Knox), who works his way from professor at Princeton in 1909 to president in 1913. The film shows his political triumphs and tragedies, including the death of his wife Ellen Axson. It tries it's hardest to be a compelling biography on the legendary leader, including acknowledging his Fourteen Points Policy on World War I, but it has just has not aged well. Most of the film is sadly not that memorable, except the lavish colour and set designs. Knox's performance is not bad, but was not worth an Oscar nomination. Considering this film won four Academy Awards, it was box office failure and is unknown to film critics today. Has not stood the test of time.
½ May 19, 2013
Knox did a great job as Wilson but the story was just boring.
½ July 31, 2012
Wilson is a well-made film. It is about the political career of US President Woodrow Wilson. Alexander Knox and Geraldine Fitzgerald give wonderful performances. The screenplay is well written. Henry King did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the drama and history. Wilson is a must see.
½ January 8, 2012
Interesting story although as bit boring. Acting was good, and very patriotic. Made you understand that all Presidents are not created equally.
½ December 29, 2011
Interesting story although as bit boring. Acting was good, and very patriotic. Made you understand that all Presidents are not created equally.
December 5, 2011
Quite an interesting story, but overlong and filled with one-dimensional figures "he's good, she's good, oh look he's a baddie".
July 27, 2011
Incredibly forgotten and seemingly too long is not a good mix.
March 10, 2011
Hard to believe that the world needed a 2 1/2 hour biopic of Woodrow Wilson. Harder still to believe that this cost more to make than "Gone With The Wind".
Super Reviewer
October 17, 2010
Good actors, but extremely boring and long!
March 7, 2010
Very little known, but well done biography of Woodrow Wilson.
September 19, 2009
Suprisingly good biopic about Woodrow Wilson. Kind of forgotten now, but this movie won 5 oscars, including best actor, and was nominated for best picture. Of course makes no mention of Wilson's racism, but overall a pretty good movie!!!
½ August 24, 2009
Great drama. Knox deserved the Oscar.
July 20, 2009
Very good biopic from 1944 about a President Woodrow Wilson, excellently played by Alexander Knox. I don't know how much of this story is actually true, it was obviously made because WWII was taking place and audiences needed hope that America would win the war, but anyway, they did a good job of making this an entertaining film. It's basically "The American President" 50 years ago with a touch of Independence Day (without the aliens). I really enjoyed it.
April 26, 2009
too long slow bio-pic
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