This charming, Capraesque political fable demonstrates the viability of Warren Beatty as writer, director and star; it's his last decent film.
| Original Score: B+
Smug but fun political satire for adults only.
| Original Score: 4/5
Manages to courageously and seriously address political issues head-on while remaining a funny and entertaining romp.
| Original Score: 3/4
A liberal call to action -- a satire driven by equal parts disgust and hope.
It's a sharp, brave movie, a little ragged around the edges, but that's to its advantage.
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Jaw-droppingly abysmal. Seldom has a major star embarrassed himself so badly.
| Original Score: 1/10
While the ending is predictable and unsatisfying, the political issues that the film raises (racism, et. al) are worthy of further discussion.
one of the hardest-hitting and unblinkingly brave political satires to hit American screens since "Dr. Strangelove."
A middling funny film with a good, if silly, performance by Warren Beatty, and not much more.
| Original Score: C+
An effective satire that deserves recommendation.
| Original Score: 6/10
Beatty's contribution to the ranks of recent political satire is bold, merciless and frequently very funny, and his performance is just plain fearless.
sometimes ambitious failures are more interesting to watch than modest successes, and, though "Bulworth" may offend... it's unlikely to bore anyone.
Warren Beatty is wonderfully wacky here.
| Original Score: B
The plot is clever. The acting is genuine.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
| Original Score: C
Bulworth is Warren Beatty's most passionate work since Reds -- provocative, vulgar, heartfelt and pretty darn funny.
... Bulworth is the product of an interesting engaged intelligence operating at or near peak capacity
| Original Score: A
What begins as a promising, potentially brilliant political satire fast degenerates into yet another celebrity soapbox...
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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.