LBJ

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  98 min.
In theatres: November 3, 2017 - Toronto, Edmonton, Regina, Victoria

Current rating: Rating: 3.88
based on 16 votes and 5 reviews
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Cast: Woody Harrelson, Richard Jenkins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bill Pullman

Synopsis

This fascinating biopic centers around the complex and controversial Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson (Woody Harrelson), who was thrust into presidency after President John F. Kennedy (Jeffrey Donovan) was assassinated on November 22, 1963. This left him struggling to rescue a nation, and pass Kennedy's historic Civil Rights Act. LBJ not only follows his days as president, but is also an intimate look into his early years.

Director: Rob Reiner
Studio: Castle Rock Entertainment
Producer(s): Liz Glotzer, Tim White, Rob Reiner, Matthew George, Trevor White
Screenplay: Joey Hartstone

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  • 5 stars "This movie was well acted by all! Woody Harrelson's performance was outstanding. The men playing the Kennedy brothers performed outstanding! An outstanding goes to the makeup artist(s) involved in this production. Also this movie held my attention from start to finish. I don't see this movie being a "whodunit" instead just as the name implies it is about depicting LBJ the "politician." And the movie does a good job doing so. I really liked the wording of the speech given by LBJ (Harrelson) at the near end of the movie. I can imagine words like those presented in the speech would unite a reluctant South and all doubters with the rest of the this country."
  • 5 stars "Don't know why it ever had a 3-star rating. It is definitely a 5-star! Absolutely riveting and stellar movie all around."
  • 5 stars "Woody Harrelson was superb in his depiction of LBJ as a crass speaking deal maker who could be totally genteel in his presentation. Historically correct, it showed this master politician brought JFK’s dreams on civil rights to become lagislation even in the Deep South."