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A remake of a 1949 movie, All the King's Men stars Sean Penn as Willie Stark, a depression era politician whose campaign ambitions turn into a personal quest for power. A violent shooting makes it an unlikely pick for kids. It's also too long and too confusing -- likely because we can't understand half of what Sean Penn is saying in his Louisiana accent.
Why Is All the King’s Men Rated PG-13?
All the King’s Men is rated PG-13 intense sequence of violence, sexual content and partial nudity
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Government and big business corruption is at the heart of this film’s political intrigue. Unfortunately no one seems to be immune from its effect. Intimidation, bribery and backroom bartering are all used to push through programs. As a result of the fraud, two men commit suicide (one is depicted with a blood-splattered wall and blanket) and two men are killed in a close range shooting with excessive amounts of blood shown. There is discussion of a married man’s numerous liaisons with other women. Cigarettes and alcohol are used throughout the film along with moderate profanities and a racial slur.
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Patricia Clarkson stars in another political film that focuses on the uneasy relationship between government officials and the media during the McCarthy Era in Good Night and Good Luck. Charles Foster Kane is a media mogul who marries well and runs for governor only to discover the dichotomy between pride and ethics in the classic film Citizen Kane. The manipulation of state politics shakes a young man’s belief in democracy when he comes face to face with corruption in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
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