Home Movie Vault Disc Vault Coming Soon Join Our Mailing List Local Scene Articles About Us Contest Soundtrack Books eStore


Genre: Drama
Starring: Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Anthony Hopkins, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Patricia Clarkson
Director: Steven Zaillian
Rating: PG (Some Violence)
Year Made: 2006
Link: www.sonypictures.com/




- The Making of ALL THE KING'S MEN
- Shake Hands With The Devil:
The cast of "All The King's Men" discusses politics and corruption and why filmgoers find the subject so fascinating
- An American Classic:
An Introduction to Robert Penn Warren, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "All The King's Men"
- The Legend And Lore of Huey Long:
This documentary investigates the colorful politician who provided the inspiration for Sean Penn's character Willie Stark
- LA Confidential: On Location with ALL THE KING'S MEN
- Deleted Scenes

- Alternate Ending




Languages: English
Subtitles: English/Chinese/Korean
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 2 hrs 8 mins
Region Code: 3




Oscar winning actor Sean Penn, two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law, four-time Academy Award nominee Kate Winslet and Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins star in this riveting story of a humble man's rise to political power and the destructive force of corruption and betrayal that would ultimately unravel his soul based on Robert Penn Warren's 1946 classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.


All The King’s Men is supposed to be an award-winning film from acclaimed director Steven Zaillian and a high-power cast of Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Anthony Hopkins, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo and Patricia Clarkson. These dudes have more awards, including Oscars, between them than I can count; but this movie went on to garner a 11% rating on the Tomatometer. What went wrong?

Basically a tale of mismanaged expectations. With the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel as the film’s narrative bedrock and a running time of 128 minutes, Steven Zaillian contrived to under-whelm with central characters Willie Stark (Sean Penn) and Jack Burden (Jude Law). I had no idea if there was any moment of reflection for Stark amidst his meteoric rise from backwater traveling salesman to explicitly corrupt demagogue, and Jack’s back-story was unbelievable the moment Kate Winslet was cast as the love of his life. I heart Kate Winslet, but her hair looked phony to me in every single second of her screen time.

Watch this movie, though, to see another stunning larger-than life performance from Sean Penn and a very scene-stealing Patricia Clarkson. At the same time, think of how much better this could have been.


This DVD lovingly includes a making-of; an interview with the cast; an introduction of the book; a documentary on the real Huey Long; an on-location interview as well as deleted scenes and an alternate ending.


The visual transfer is flawless and the DVD can be viewed with English, Chinese or Korean subtitles in Dolby Digital.



Review by Lim Mun Pong


. Reign Over Me

. Breaking And Entering

. The Proposition

. 3 Needles

. The Holiday

. Freedom Writers

. The World's Fastest Indian

. The Assassination of Richard Nixon

. Little Children (Movie)

. Proof (Movie)

. Bobby (Movie)


DISCLAIMER: Images, Textual, Copyrights and trademarks for the film and related entertainment properties mentioned
herein are held by their respective owners and are solely for the promotional purposes of said properties.
All other logo and design Copyright©2004- , movieXclusive.com™
All Rights Reserved.