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Dave's rating of the film All the King's Men

The overwhelming critical opinion of this film was that it is a total bomb, but I am completely at odds with this critical consensus. Does it have some miscasting and bad accents? Yes. But Zaillian's script and direction are crisp, the photograph is outstanding, and there are some high points in the direction and Penn's lead performance that are outstanding. Not nearly as bad as you've heard, and in fact quite good.