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Still shot from the movie: All the King’s Men.

All the King’s Men

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. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 109
Theater Release: 21 Sep 2006
Video Release: 18 Dec 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is All the King’s Men Rated PG-13?


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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