YAWN: “ALL THE KING’S MEN”
How on earth is a film starring this list of seriously talented actors so painful to watch? Based on the cast alone, last year I predicted it to be an Oscar contender come this Sunday.
Director Steven Zallian should stick to screenwriting; he won an Academy Award for writing Schindler’s List, and earned two other nominations for Gangs of New York and Awakenings. He has also scripted The Falcon and the Snowman, Clear and Present Danger,Hannibal and The Interpreter, among others.
Of the many Producers on this film, one name stands out: Todd Phillips, who directed Old School and co-wrote Borat. Random.
Current Oscar nominee and comeback kid Jackie Earle Haley (Little Children) has a small role in the movie as well. Not much else is at all notable.