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5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 52 Ratings

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Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 37
  2. Negative: 13 out of 37
  1. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    70
    You can, if you will, think of All the King's Men as a purely political parable, but that is to miss its blackest, bleakest meanings.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    40
    Overstuffed and fatally miscast, All the King's Men never comes to life.
  3. As Willie Stark, Sean Penn demonstrates how a great Method actor can make the world’s most unconvincing rabble-rouser.