A.O. Scott’s review of the new movie All the King’s Men in the NYT is the second I’ve encountered that finds it wanting. I had such high hopes for it, especially given the cast. On the other hand, what I remember of Robert Penn Warren’s book, which I read probably twenty-five years ago, is that it was involved and detailed, with long descriptive passages—and therefore a tough volume to turn into a Hollywood-length and –style movie….
As always, I guess I’ll just have to see the show myself.