Our Brand Is Crisis Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
February 1, 2013
| Original Score: B+
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Our Brand Is Crisis is not just for political junkies and should be widely seen and discussed.
Top Critic
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
November 24, 2006
The movie is both frightening and ironically funny, sometimes both.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
October 4, 2006
Absolutely riveting study of boneheaded intervention by James Carville consultants in Bolivian politics. Nearly as grotesque as Woody Allen's "Bananas".
David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com
September 20, 2006
Crisis is angry and intrigued at the same time, and so are we.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
August 18, 2006
Subject matter dominates over filmmaking craft in Rachel Boynton's somewhat sloppy but otherwise riveting documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 27, 2006
Politics and mass communication are the volatile subjects of Rachel Boynton's information-packed documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 27, 2006
It's tough not to root for them to succeed. That's a testament to Boynton's skill with the narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
July 2, 2006
Our Brand Is Crisis scares me...
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
July 1, 2006
It's a galling and provocative experience to viewers of any political persuasion, and a reminder to the left of how easily idealism can run amok.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
June 24, 2006
Insightful if not altogether objective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
June 17, 2006
Boynton's film explores the inescapable link between American democracy and capitalism and why what seems to work for us can be so disastrous elsewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
April 14, 2006
Boynton asks: That's the democracy we want to export? For well-paid political consultants like Carville, it's a rhetorical question.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
April 14, 2006
Boynton's main concerns are the exportation of American image advisers to other countries, and the notion that this faith in marketing is inherent in America's democratic ideology.
Top Critic
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
April 13, 2006
Unlikely as it sounds, a documentary that details with jaw-dropping candor how contemporary political campaigning works at the highest levels of government is set not in this country but in the far-off reaches of Bolivia.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 13, 2006
It takes awhile to get to its point, but it has one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
April 13, 2006
Rachel Boynton's painfully timely film is actually a full-court tragedy -- the sorry tale of a battle won and a war lost.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
April 11, 2006
Fascinating doc about how Bolivia markets its chief executive.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
March 30, 2006
Political junkies will love this movie.
Jessica Letkemann
Premiere Magazine
March 14, 2006
This unlikely pairing of relentless U.S. pollsters and a Bolivian election is a fascinating glimpse of the Americanized marketing of international politics (and vice versa).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mattias Frey
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
John Powers
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
November 11, 2006
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