96% Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 01
—— Get On Up Aug 01
93% Calvary Aug 01
—— Behaving Badly Aug 01
50% Child Of God Aug 01

Top Box Office

57% Lucy $44.0M
61% Hercules $29.0M
91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $16.4M
57% The Purge: Anarchy $9.9M
43% Planes: Fire And Rescue $9.3M
18% Sex Tape $6.0M
17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $4.6M
15% And So It Goes $4.6M
23% Tammy $3.4M
90% A Most Wanted Man $2.7M

Coming Soon

—— Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Aug 08
—— Step Up: All In Aug 08
—— Into The Storm Aug 08
86% What If Aug 08
—— The Hundred-foot Journey Aug 08

New Episodes Tonight

—— The Fosters: Season 2
—— Hit the Floor: Season 2
—— Longmire: Season 3
—— Major Crimes: Season 3
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
—— Switched at Birth: Season 3
67% Teen Wolf: Season 4
62% Under the Dome: Season 2

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Agatha Christie's Poirot : Season 12
100% Falling Skies: Season 4
79% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1
64% The Last Ship: Season 1
100% Last Tango in Halifax: Season 2
69% The Leftovers: Season 1
60% The Lottery: Season 1
87% Manhattan: Season 1
100% Masters of Sex: Season 2
50% The Musketeers: Season 1
78% Ray Donovan: Season 2
46% Reckless: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
50% True Blood: Season 7
—— Unforgettable: Season 2
80% Vicious: Season 1
—— Witches of East End: Season 2

Certified Fresh TV

85% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
79% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1
100% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
97% Orange is the New Black: Season 2
97% Orphan Black: Season 2
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
85% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Death of a President Reviews

Page 1 of 6
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies

It's not art, it's not a serious discussion, it's not a film based in irony or metaphor -- Death of a President is merely a marketing ploy that's big on shock value and short on ideas.

Full Review Source: Zertinet Movies | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 30, 2006
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...for all the hype and gnashing of teeth, D.O.A.P. isn't a very interesting movie ... It means to shock us. All right, we're shocked.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 80/100

November 1, 2006
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly

This futuristic faux documentary about the assassination of George W. Bush paints the president as a noble hero along the lines of Abraham Lincoln.

| Original Score: 1/4

October 27, 2006
James Berardinelli
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Death of a President is celluloid mediocrity. It's neither interesting nor convincing.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

October 24, 2006
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

There's a cowardice at work here. Playing with the powerful tools of documentary, it poses as artistically courageous when it's often little more than a muddied if familiar meditation on the sorry state of affairs the U.S. finds itself in in Iraq.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 27, 2006
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The flaw in Death of a President isn't one of morality. It's one of dramatic interest.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

October 26, 2006
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Mr. Range is a talented man who knows how to control images and emotions, up to a point. By virtue of its subject, however, Death of a President takes on an unreal life of its own. The film itself becomes a riderless horse.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

September 14, 2006
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Theater bans give "Death of a President" the appeal of forbidden fruit, which is just enough to make watching the slipshod film a giddy experience.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 26, 2006
Fernando F. Croce

Easily the year's most useless picture

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 28, 2009
James Rocchi

Death of a President isn't art, or even entertainment: It's the art-house, indie-doc equivalent of Snakes on a Plane, where someone thought of a single idea and then, it seems based on the end-resulting film, stopped thinking altogether.

Full Review Source: Cinematical | Original Score: 1/4

September 22, 2006
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Although slick and clever, the ethnics of this fake docu about an imagined assassination of Bush are woeful.

September 13, 2006
Edward Douglas

An impressive mix of real and created footage, but never really grabs you or keeps you interested ... this ain't JFK.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 6/10

October 25, 2006
Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

I give nothing away by telling you the president dies. From that point on, the film's most egregious offense is becoming predictable and heavy-handed.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 27, 2006
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Who would think a movie about an incendiary subject like the murder of the current president could be so dull?

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

October 26, 2006
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Range's aesthetic trickery isn't nearly as seamless or as clever as that found in Kevin Millmott's C.S.A.: Confederate States of America.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 22, 2006
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Love him or hate him, George Bush has generated the kind of emotions that a film like this needs to address in more substantive terms.

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: C+

October 26, 2006
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio

Bush weepie takes all sides and none.

Full Review Source: WBAI Web Radio

March 21, 2007
Kyle Smith
New York Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Those expecting a cinematic Molotov cocktail are in for a dose of NyQuil.

| Original Score: .5/4

October 26, 2006
Cole Smithey

Beyond the feigned controversy stirred up by neocon zealots, "Death of a President" is nothing more than a high concept political hypothesis film that signals the futility of presidential assassination.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C-

April 24, 2009
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
Top Critic IconTop Critic

And the point is ... what, exactly?

October 27, 2006
Cole Abaius
Film School Rejects
October 18, 2008
Jim Ridley
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
October 21, 2006
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

Sydney Morning Herald
March 2, 2007
Page 1 of 6
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile