LBJ
LBJ (2017)

After powerful Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson (Woody Harrelson) loses the 1960Democratic presidential nomination to Senator John F. Kennedy (Jeffrey Donovan), he agrees to be his young rival's running mate. But once they win the… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 3, 2017
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: LBJ loses sight of its complicated subject, ignoring the more intriguing aspects of his personality and career in favor of a frustratingly ordinary biopic treatment.

Rex Reed
New York Observer

Woody Harrelson in the title role has enough spice to keep the viewer alert and attentive.

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Godfrey Cheshire
RogerEbert.com

Captures a tumultuous political era and one of its most profanely colorful leaders with a good deal of insight and emotional torque.

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Robert Kojder
Flickering Myth

When the film isn't cracking jokes the film explores Johnson's desire to be liked by the public and fears of rejection but doesn't go far enough to ensure compelling results

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

The best thing the director has going for him is his star, Woody Harrelson.

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Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail

Harrelson gives it all he has as the gruff, emotionally needy and politically savvy successor to the matinee-idol commander-in-chief, John F. Kennedy.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A middle-of-the-road yet somewhat entertaining drama...

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

It's as workmanlike as Johnson was as a politician; but as a primer on one of history's less flashy leaders, it's a worthwhile watch - mostly for fellow Texan Woody Harrelson's committed performance behind those prosthetic ears.

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Robert Abele
TheWrap

Here, Reiner's more like an efficient ride operator, unconcerned about the clankiness of the machinery but certain you'll enjoy the stuff that's supposed to work.

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Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

Woody Harrelson delivers a powerhouse performance in this straightforward, solid political drama.

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