W. Movie Reviews
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Honest depiction. The movie was interesting but slow and sometimes boring zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Good acting from the entire cast. The scenes between James Cromwell and Josh Brolin were particularly well done. While I would not put it on my must own movies, I thought it was woth seeing.
If you have seen the TV news, you have seen this movie. Just about everything in the film has been seen before, except the scenes with W and daddy and these are speculation at best.
A tired, boring film that makes W look as ridiculous as he is, what is the point, we all know he will go down as the worst president in the history of the USA.
Critics of this movie may not like the way it portrays Bush the Younger. Or they may have been expecting a more "presidential" movie--something more statesmanlike and serious along the lines of director Oliver Stone's "Nixon."
But this time Stone tries a completely different approach--instead of building the film from the outside in to show us how the world looks at Bush, he has designed it to look from the inside-out. In other words, this film is how Oliver Stone thinks Bush sees the world. It's an interesting approach, and fertile ground for satire. In Stone's film, Bush's life is a dark cartoon, and almost tragically empty. There are few people in the film, mostly Bush's family and advisors. He doesn't seem to have friends. The American people never even appear, except on TV screens or occasionally in a public appearance. Often we see Bush daydreaming of himself alone, in an empty baseball stadium, playing an imaginary big-league game. The message is obvious: Bush thinks mostly about Bush, and he has a distorted, narcissistic view of the world.
Whether you agree with the assessment or not, it's hard to deny that Stone does an impressive job of capturing it here. This is a movie that will age well. It might be hard for a lot of people to watch right now, but ultimately it may be remembered as well as Stone's previous forays into presidential bio, "JFK" and "Nixon."
Honestly, I don't know what movie the reviewers were watching, but this was a great representation of the W. This movie takes you through his adult life and the shadow of the name Bush. Not that he has redeemed the name, but one could see how he became the President and why he made the choices he made. I didn't want t come out of this movie thinking any less of W. Bush more than I have and I didn't. This was a great biopic that didn't take a political side. Oliver Stone did a great job. Josh Brolin was a great surprise as the lead. If you want a 'beat down Bush' type of movie, rent 'Fahrenheit 911.' This movie was far from boring, it was informative as-well-as entertaining. 4 Stars.
This movie has no substance. I kept waiting for something interesting to happen, but the whole movie was boring and superficial. The character of Condondoleezza was ridiculous as her facial expressions and mannerisms were not accurate and were annoying. The only thing half redeeming is that Richard Dreyfuss and Josh Brolin did a great job. When I\'m in a movie and look at my watch, that\'s the sign that I\'m wasting my time. Don\'t waste your time and money!
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ..... what? Is it over yet??? ZZZZZZZ... wake me when it's over.....
Normally, I'd wait to see this on DVD, but I thought I'd get a good idea of where the election was going. OK, OK, we get it, Hollywood hates Bush. Oh well, it was better than a sleeping pill.
Saw it in a preview, thought this had to be a colorful and interesting movie...I hate bush but even he is not that stupid..After 15 minutes you are waiting for the end. It gets very slow moving.. I think unfortunately this man was trying to make a statement at election time that is not there.. Do not waste thy money..........