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Bush's Brain Reviews

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September 7, 2008
Though fairly pedestrian by cinematic standards, Joseph Mealey's Bush's Brain is a workmanlike portrayal of the astonishing influence Karl Rove holds in Republican politics.
Full Review | Original Score: 58/100
November 2, 2004
A hard-hitting scary propaganda film about Karl Rove.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 29, 2004
The accusatory tone becomes overbearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 24, 2004
An entertaining, if not entirely convincing story about Karl Rove, President Bush's campaign manager, and allegations of dirty tricks.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 6, 2004
The movie has no smoking guns, but its circumstantial evidence is quite damning and it traces Rove's political hardball back to Texas state politics.
| Original Score: 3/4
October 1, 2004
The accusations are alarming and juicy enough to strike up a watchable combo of fear and gall.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 1, 2004
Seu formato poderia ser mais elegante, mas sua mensagem é forte e inequívoca: a baixa campanha contra John Kerry não é um acaso, é um padrão para Karl Rove.
| Original Score: 4/5
September 24, 2004
Directors Joseph Mealey and Michael Paradies Shoob make a persuasive though not incontestable case that Rove directly sabotaged the 1986 Texas governor's race.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 23, 2004
It's safe to say that outrage over Rove's behavior will depend on party affiliation, but even the most partisan should find extreme behaviors sickening.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 23, 2004
Disorganized, overly reliant on reporter commentary and full of extraneous side trips.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 23, 2004
This unapologetically partisan documentary is designed to inflame Bush opponents, and it ought to succeed like a bucket of gasoline tossed on a bonfire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 17, 2004
Enlightening and frightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 16, 2004
Littered with sloppy accusations and one-sided arguments, Bush's Brain, like so many political documentaries of late, is transparently manipulative.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 10, 2004
They succeed in presenting a compelling series of dots, to use the current parlance, but they don't succeed in connecting them.
September 10, 2004
Downright chilling.
September 8, 2004
This no-frills documentary has a very specific theme: Karl Rove drives Bush. And He's willing to break rules and people in order to keep Bush in power.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 7, 2004
Like Brothers in Arms, the shamelessly softball Kerry doc, Bush's Brain smacks of opportunism, rescued at the last minute from direct-to-video fate.
September 7, 2004
An engrossing, disturbing portrait of the perversion of our political process -- a victim of our collective disdain and disinterest that we let it get dragged down this far.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 4, 2004
A chilling study in political power and how it's employed to get, well, more of the same.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 3, 2004
Propaganda? You bet. But a scary and persuasive case is made.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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