LBJ

LBJ

LBJ

Woody Harrelson is U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson in this Rob Reiner-directed biopic charting his life leading up to his days in office.

Lyndon Johnson goes from being a powerful Senate majority leader to a powerless Vice President before he becomes the President of the United States following the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

2016Rating: M, Violence and coarse language97 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & Biography
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Flicks, Lyn Potter

Flicks, Lyn Potter

flicks

Those of us who are of a certain age well remember the early sixties, marked by the Kennedy (JFK) years, his assassination and the installation of Kennedy’s vice-president Lyndon Johnson (LBJ) as the next American president. In the wake of the Kennedy assassination Johnson focused on the passing of the Civil Rights Act, something which Kennedy had wanted but did not achieve.

Vulture

Vulture

press

It's not that Johnson isn't a compelling dramatic figure, but [Rob] Reiner's film is too broad and simplistic to capture why that is.

Variety

Variety

press

Reiner has been around the block enough times to relish everything in Johnson that's rudely incorrect.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

"LBJ" is a frustratingly underdeveloped vehicle for Mr. Harrelson's talents as well as an unfortunate missed opportunity.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Strictly conventional, even down to the oft-used marching drums in the background, but it's solidly entertaining nonetheless...

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

While providing some enlightening insight into the 36th President, LBJ never truly engrosses.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

An attentively presented but oddly unrewarding viewing experience despite a persuasive Woody Harrelson lead performance as Lyndon Baines Johnson.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Absorbing if conventional.

Collider

Collider

press

So LBJ is very much a flawed movie, in the ways that almost all "important man" biopics tend to be.

3.0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

This is definitely the wrong Commander In Chief to portray as an overgrown grumpy toddler, but that's how Joey Hartstone's simplistic script often characterizes him.

Flicks, Lyn Potter

Flicks, Lyn Potter

flicks

Those of us who are of a certain age well remember the early sixties, marked by the Kennedy (JFK) years, his assassination and the installation of Kennedy’s vice-president Lyndon Johnson (LBJ) as the next American president. In the wake of the Kennedy assassination Johnson focused on the passing of the Civil Rights Act, something which Kennedy had wanted but did not achieve.

Vulture

Vulture

press

It's not that Johnson isn't a compelling dramatic figure, but [Rob] Reiner's film is too broad and simplistic to capture why that is.

Variety

Variety

press

Reiner has been around the block enough times to relish everything in Johnson that's rudely incorrect.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

"LBJ" is a frustratingly underdeveloped vehicle for Mr. Harrelson's talents as well as an unfortunate missed opportunity.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Strictly conventional, even down to the oft-used marching drums in the background, but it's solidly entertaining nonetheless...

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

While providing some enlightening insight into the 36th President, LBJ never truly engrosses.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

An attentively presented but oddly unrewarding viewing experience despite a persuasive Woody Harrelson lead performance as Lyndon Baines Johnson.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Absorbing if conventional.

Collider

Collider

press

So LBJ is very much a flawed movie, in the ways that almost all "important man" biopics tend to be.

3.0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

This is definitely the wrong Commander In Chief to portray as an overgrown grumpy toddler, but that's how Joey Hartstone's simplistic script often characterizes him.

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