John Adams

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John Adams
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U.S. history buffs won't want to miss this epic miniseries about one of America's greatest founding fathers John Adams. The mini-series is based on the 2002 book, John Adams, written by David McCullough, and stars two Academy Award nominated actors: Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney. Winner of 13 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Paul Giamatti, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Tom Wilkinson, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Laura Linney, Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special, Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special - Reunion, Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie - Independence, Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special - Join or Die, Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special - Independence, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special - Don't Tread on Me, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie - Don't Tread on Me and Outstanding Miniseries.

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Madeline Taylor

Madeline Taylor

Young Nabby Adams

Danny Huston

Danny Huston

Samuel Adams

Sarah Polley

Sarah Polley

Nabby Adams Smith

David Morse

David Morse

George Washington

Clancy O'Connor

Clancy O'Connor

Edward Rutledge

Laura Linney

Laura Linney

Abigail Adams

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • About this mini-series

    10
    It was excellence story of John Adam's personal life. It had great casting, art direction, makeup, acting for Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney and Tom Wilkinson.
  • It doesn't get any better than this.

    9.5
    This epic, 590 minute HBO mini-series is absolutely fabulous. I just finished watching it over the past 24 hours, as once I had started, I instantly was hooked and couldn't wait to see the next part (episode) of the series. Almost 10 hours later, I am convinced that I just saw one of the best min-series ever created.



    The series tells the entire story of John Adams, from his beginnings as a lawyer in Massachusetts to his rallying the colonies to create an Army led by George Washington to fight the British to his appointment as Vice-President and then President. Along the way, we see the blood, sweat and tears both his family and himself endure throughout these years. The trials and tribulations that Adams went through are depicted extremely accurately and acted superbly by Paul Giammati and Laura Linney (as John's wife, Abigail) along with a fabulous overall cast - Tom Wilkinson as Benjamin Franklin is especially fabulous. I almost couldn't give a higher recommendation for any history buffs out there, or to any fans of wonderful television.moreless
  • Hands Down!!

    8.5
    I have only one word to say "HBO" Yes fellas another HBO mini-series an awsome one the story of John Adams the man the unite the United States of America with his vision, and dream, of liberty The cast is awsome and Paul Giamatti (am i saying it right?) palys an awsome John Adams and we cant let Laura Linney as his wife i saw the entire show in one day on my Blu-Ray Edition so yeah i spend like 500 minutes sit on a sofa watching it and you know what... It worth it!!!

    Well done HBO as i always say: Hands Down HBO did it again... Its not Tv... Its HBO!!"



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  • A Master Class!

    10
    There is no better television series about the American founding fathers. Every aspect of the show, probably even the crafts services, was amazing. The music, the writing, directing, acting, production value, is all what I would expect a series of this depth should be. There was no weak link in my opinion. When a show keeps you on the edge of your seat and makes you want to go to the theater to watch it, you know that the producers have done their job. It's Emmy's were no surprise when compared to the other miniseries that were nominated. Best thing on Television in the fall of 2007.moreless
  • This is the story and the life of our 2nd President John Adams. This seven part movie focus on what he did from being a lawyer to his death.

    9.5
    First in my opion this movie review should be at movietome.com second it was one of the best mini-series movie I ever watch. It had a great cast that look exacly like the real people they play. It's a great movie that focus on the life of our second president during his up and down. I also like the music alot. I can just hum it all day in my head, The opening music just get you exicted and say 'Wow this movie is going to be good!" Now this movie is Not for kids under 13 due to Violents,Partly Nudity (In Part One and Seven) and a couple of Languge. Still it's a good movie to watch Even it's about our American History. I give it 9.5. out of 10.moreless
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