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Bush's Brain Reviews

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January 30, 2009
| Original Score: 4/5
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
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 2, 2004
A hard-hitting scary propaganda film about Karl Rove.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
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 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
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
September 3, 2004
Nowhere near as entertaining or incendiary a piece of filmmaking like Fahrenheit 9/11, but it's extremely involving and raises many disturbing questions about the ethically questionable tactics Rove uses in his 'win at any cost' brand of politics.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 2, 2004
Pushing creepiness into horror -- and giving the movie its sting -- are the recollections and insights of folks who've tracked the handiwork of Rove, this summer's scariest movie monster, for more than 30 years.
September 1, 2004
Examines Rove's rise to power within the context of politics-as-usual. Such perspective adds power to the movie's punch.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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