All the Way


Biography / Drama / History

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 87%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 87%
IMDb Rating 7.3 10 11,625


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April 8, 2019



Anthony Mackie as Billy Williams
Melissa Leo as Dr. White
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132 min
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Reviewed by blanche-2 10 / 10 / 10

Shakespeare was right

The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones. That's certainly a true statement about LBJ, portrayed by Bryan Cranston in "All the Way" from 2016. HBO adapted this from a play for which Cranston won a Tony Award. Due to his disastrous handling of the Vietnam War, Johnson isn't highly regarded today at least by baby boomers. And yet Medicare, Medicaid, environmental protection, The 1964 Civil Rights Act, and a year later, giving blacks the right to vote, plus his War on Poverty -- all occurred during his presidency. This film covers Johnson's presidency from the time of the assassination and stops before the end of his term in 1969. Johnson came in at a time of incredible turmoil in this country - and it was interesting to watch and realize that some of the same issues of discrimination still exist - maybe a tad more subtly, but they're still there.Then there was the fear that if Goldwater was elected, he'd drop a nuclear bomb. This is something we still worry about. A very seasoned and excellent politician, Johnson wasted no time twisting people until blood came out of them to support him. When three men, one black, and two Jews, were killed in Mississippi while attempting to register blacks to vote, Johnson called the chief of police to ask about it. The Chief of Police claimed the men were arrested for speeding (lie 1) and released at 10 p.m. (lie 2). Johnson says wow, he'd really like an investigation and he would HATE to have to send the Federal marshalls. Or the FBI. The chief of police, of course, panicked. Johnson fought with a man he considered to be his surrogate father, southern Senator Richard Russell (Frank Langella), over civil rights and actually winds up turning the entire south Republican after eons of voting Democrat. Georgia was going to leave the democratic convention because the Freedom Democrats (blacks) wanted to be part of the vote for the nomination, and if Georgia goes, the rest of the south goes too. Johnson goes ballistic and screams to the chief delegate: "You need to make up your mind once-and-for-all, what kind of Christian you are? Are you a once-a-week fella or do you hold the word in your heart? What kind of politician are ya? Are you just out for yourself or do you want to make a better life for all the people in Georgia? What kind of man are ya? You've got the balls to do what you know is right, or do you just slink away?" Georgia doesn't leave. Bryan Cranston is positively brilliant as LBJ, tough, uncompromising, sometimes nasty, compassionate but very political. The makeup work on some of the actors is astonishing: Bradley Whitford as Humphrey, Melissa Leo as Lady Bird (from a distance she looks exactly like her), Steven Root as Hoover, and Ray Wise as Everett Dirksen. Anthony Mackie was very good as Martin Luther King but lightweight for the role and looked too young, though I don't think he was. The acting was top-notch, but it's Cranston's show, giving us a complex man, still suffering from his early poverty where he supported himself by picking grapes, still remembering the Mexican children he taught in Texas and the discrimination they faced, and determined to get his way at any cost. Johnson's favorite quote was from the Bible, Isaiah 1:18. "Come now, and let us reason together ..." Unfortunately, it wasn't all that possible then, and it isn't all that possible now. This is a must-see, especially for those who don't know much about that time in our country.

Reviewed by betrue-875-43235 4 / 10 / 10

Not Historically Correct

They left out what LBJ said about the Civil Rights Act of 1964, "...we'll be having these n****rs voting democrat for the next 100 years." This is something even SNOPES cannot discredit because LBJ routinely used language like that. This guy was a piece of garbage from the beginning. Even JFK admired Hitler in his youth. What a pair, JFK and Johnson, were.

Reviewed by jvlejk 4 / 10 / 10

More well done than enjoyable.

In person LBJ was simply not a very likable guy. I do think it was pretty historically accurate. Mostly about the Civil Rights struggles of 1963 and 1964. It's just not that much fun to watch the political sausage being made. I don't think LBJ is sugar-coated by this portrayal; if anything I doubt he was as paranoid as he is portrayed here.

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