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Bulworth Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
September 23, 2012
This charming, Capraesque political fable demonstrates the viability of Warren Beatty as writer, director and star; it's his last decent film.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Smug but fun political satire for adults only.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
April 2, 2009
Manages to courageously and seriously address political issues head-on while remaining a funny and entertaining romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Gonsalves
August 11, 2007
A liberal call to action -- a satire driven by equal parts disgust and hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It's a sharp, brave movie, a little ragged around the edges, but that's to its advantage.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Beatty is a very shielded actor, but he shrewdly finds ways to work within his limitations, and Bulworth is a tour-de-force for him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Chuck O'Leary
February 16, 2006
Jaw-droppingly abysmal. Seldom has a major star embarrassed himself so badly.
| Original Score: 1/10
Chris Gore
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
While the ending is predictable and unsatisfying, the political issues that the film raises (racism, et. al) are worthy of further discussion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brandon Judell
Critics Inc./America Online
August 30, 2005
one of the hardest-hitting and unblinkingly brave political satires to hit American screens since "Dr. Strangelove."
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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
A middling funny film with a good, if silly, performance by Warren Beatty, and not much more.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dragan Antulov
July 29, 2004
An effective satire that deserves recommendation.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 30, 2003
Beatty's contribution to the ranks of recent political satire is bold, merciless and frequently very funny, and his performance is just plain fearless.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 2, 2003
sometimes ambitious failures are more interesting to watch than modest successes, and, though "Bulworth" may offend... it's unlikely to bore anyone.
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Warren Beatty is wonderfully wacky here.
Full Review | Original Score: B
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
The plot is clever. The acting is genuine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Bulworth epitomizes the sort of film that gets lots of points for ambition and concept but fails in practice to live up to its own audaciously stated potential.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Bulworth is Warren Beatty's most passionate work since Reds -- provocative, vulgar, heartfelt and pretty darn funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
... Bulworth is the product of an interesting engaged intelligence operating at or near peak capacity
Full Review| Original Score: A

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
What begins as a promising, potentially brilliant political satire fast degenerates into yet another celebrity soapbox...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Warren Beatty's brave, if ramshackle, political farce tackles the dirty business of racial inequality and corporate greed with the tenacity of a pit bull.
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