Wilson
Wilson (1944)

Warner Bros. and Appian Way team up to produce this biographical drama based on the life of American President Woodrow Wilson, and based on the book Wilson by author A. Scott Berg, who produces the film alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 1, 1944
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47%



Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

Through it all stalks a potent personality in Alexander Knox, a newborn star, supported by a flawless cast.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Henry King's treatment of the life of Woodrow Wilson is stolid and respectful; it never dares the intimacy that Ford brought to bear on Lincoln, and so it never achieves Ford's mythic heights.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Better than average biopic.

Time Out

The result's handsome, worthy and solemn.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

A lavish biography of Woodrow Wilson.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

This is an odd sort of biopic, the kind they don't make anymore.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Much of the film's exceptional quality is due to the performance of Alexander Knox in the title role.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Zanuck's biopic of President Woodraw Wilson is a typically middlebrow film, made for American audiences during WWII with more concern for patriotism than history or entertainment.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Well crafted and loving portrait of the 28th president. Gives short shift to Edith Wilson's time basely running the country in her husband's stead… More
AJ Verser
Good actors, but extremely boring and long!
John Ballantine
The contributions of Woodrow Wilson are often overshadowed by the tales of other Presidents. I think there is a much needed desire to take a look bad. Somehow… More