Wilson (1944)

This film tells the life story of Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the United States. The story begins in 1912, with Wilson as the head of Princeton University. Urged into running for Governor of New Jersey by the local political machine,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 1, 1944
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

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

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

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: 41% 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 V
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