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All the Way

TV-14 2016 2h 12m Drama Biography TRAILER for All the Way: Trailer 1 List All the Way: Trailer 1 All the Way: Trailer 1 2:00 All the Way: Teaser Trailer 1 All the Way: Teaser Trailer 1 0:59 View more videos
87% Tomatometer 46 Reviews 83% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings President Lyndon B. Johnson (Bryan Cranston) endures a tumultuous first year in office while trying to launch a civil rights bill. Read More Read Less

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Anchored by Bryan Cranston's phenomenal performance as LBJ, All the Way is an engrossing portrayal of a complicated man during a pivotal moment in US history.

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Chuck Barney San Jose Mercury News All the Way, at times, feels overstuffed, but you remain riveted while watching Cranston delve into the many layers of Johnson's personality, from folksy warmth to ruthless rage to the nagging insecurity. Rated: 3/4 Oct 7, 2020 Full Review Hal Boedeker Orlando Sentinel Jay Roach, who directed Cranston in Trumbo, never lets the fast-moving All the Way seem like a play put on film. He draws uniformly fine performances and showcases his hard-working star. The results: Cranston wins again. Oct 7, 2020 Full Review Joanne Ostrow Denver Post All the Way is a more satisfying movie than it was a play. Intense closeups of the characters, plus news footage from the 1960s civil rights showdown and Barry Goldwater's campaign, make it both more intimate and more epic. Oct 7, 2020 Full Review David Butcher Radio Times It's a reworking of an acclaimed Broadway play, for which Cranston won a Tony award, and his performance ignites what might otherwise be one of those solid, reverential American history lessons. Rated: 4/5 Oct 7, 2020 Full Review Joey Moser Awards Daily While handsomely produced and well-acted, this adaptation feels a bit like a high school drama you were forced to watch in history class. Oct 7, 2020 Full Review Glenn Garvin Reason Online A pockmarked hodgepodge of a narrative that fails to provide the context that made Johnson's civil-rights efforts so stunning. Oct 7, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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My N Excellent. Bryan Cranston and his meticulous make-up artist surprise us in this compelling embodiment of LBJ. Cranston looks and sounds the part well enough to allow us to revisit critical moments in U.S. history. And the strong cast -incl. Frank Langella, Melissa Leo, Anthony Mackie- help to make this film one of the best portrayals of the 36th president, reminding us that LBJ's domestic legacy is far-reaching and long lasting, despite his shortcomings in foreign policy. A must see movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/25/23 Full Review Tawanda B Awesome movie! It allowed viewers to see the obsession of J Edgar Hoover with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The unmerited wiretaps from the FBI was absurd but is exactly what really happened. The inclusion of Fannie Lou Hamer was amazing. Many viewers saw a portion of her fight for equality. She has always been a fighter for civil rights. The power of the MFDP was extremely important for viewers to see and how racist the Democratic Party was at that time. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Well acted by a great cast with great production value, All the Way is a very good movie if you're interested in watching what Lyndon B. Johnson's first year as president leading up to his election was like. I, unfortunately, was not particularly in the mood for it and despite finishing it and thinking it was indeed a good historical drama, it just was too intermittently boring to really win me over. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member As Your Honor taught us, despite Cranston being a phenomenal actor, he cannot do it alone. Luckily, All the Way pairs this great American actor with one of the most interesting and tumultuous times in American history to form a significant and entertaining movie — even if they did Barry Goldwater (who was much less of a racist than LBJ) dirty. Cranston plays Lyndon B. Johnson, successor to JFK. A conflicted man who used his penis to intimidate his colleagues and enemies (although, I think we only got one dick reference here), LBJ's legacy is one of the more interesting ones in Presidential history: Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts = Good; Vietnam surge = Bad. There are several interweaving storylines here, all with Johnson at the fulcrum. LBJ and Martin Luther King, Jr. (Anthony Mackie), LBJ and J. Edgar Hoover (Stephen Root), LBJ and Hubert Humphrey (Bradley Whitford), and several others. I haven't seen much LBJ footage, but I feel like Cranston does an exceptional job anyway — if it's not an imitation, it's definitely a transformation. It runs a smidge long and is definitely a pro-LBJ story with little nuance, but overall it showcases the many sides of the 36th President, from his most aggressive to most vulnerable. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member LBJ, the most racist president since Wilson, fighting for Civil Rights legislation he had previously opposed (check out his record as a Senator) is as historically inaccurate as Spielberg’s Lincoln devoting his life toward ending slavery contrary to the true fact of his endorsement of the Corwin amendment (look it up). Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 09/27/21 Full Review James K A tour-de-force performance by Bryan Cranston along with a stunning ensemble help this compelling drama around 1964 and the struggles of LBJ. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/07/21 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis President Lyndon B. Johnson (Bryan Cranston) endures a tumultuous first year in office while trying to launch a civil rights bill.
Director
Jay Roach
Screenwriter
Robert Schenkkan
Production Co
Amblin Entertainment
Rating
TV-14
Genre
Drama, Biography
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 30, 2016
Runtime
2h 12m
Sound Mix
Dolby Digital
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