Al Franken: God Spoke (2006)



Critic Consensus: This documentary traces Franken's transformation from humorist to activist with entertaining, if uneven, results.

Movie Info

The makers of "The War Room" turn their cameras on yet another burgeoning political career. "Al Franklen: God Spoke" is a cinema verite pursuit of Al Franken, shot over the course of two years, which follows the former Saturday Night Live comedian turned best-selling author and political satirist, from his highly publicized feud with Bill O'Reilly over Franken's blockbuster "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them" to his relentless campaign against George Bush and the Right Wing in the 2004 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
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On DVD: Apr 24, 2007
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Critic Reviews for Al Franken: God Spoke

All Critics (60) | Top Critics (24)

Whether one agrees with his point of view or not, it's a message worth hearing.

Full Review… | November 10, 2006
Miami Herald
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This film by Nick Doob and Chris Hegedus forces us to make some decisions about him. For myself, I find him generally gross, in person and in manner.

October 26, 2006
The New Republic
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A documentary in search of a story.

Full Review… | October 6, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
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Often entertaining.

Full Review… | October 6, 2006
Chicago Sun-Times
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What this documentary lacks in intent, insight, and surprise it makes up for in thoroughness.

Full Review… | October 6, 2006
Boston Globe
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A fascinating combination of class clown and fact-happy debate-club president, Franken nonetheless makes for a compelling subject, but God Spoke veers uncomfortably into hagiography, especially as it winds down.

Full Review… | October 6, 2006
AV Club
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Audience Reviews for Al Franken: God Spoke


I imagine that Al Fraken has a very very difficult job. The bluster one must experience in a world of pundits is probably hurricane-like, so it's amazing that Franken can keep smiling and being funny. It's really his personality more than anything that drives this documentary, but it's a little hard to focus on him amid the hostile political climate in the US.

Emily Armstrong

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