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Bush's Brain Reviews

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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 23, 2004
Disorganized, overly reliant on reporter commentary and full of extraneous side trips.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 21, 2004
If this is all Rove's enemies could muster, he's got nothing to fear.
| Original Score: 2/5
August 19, 2004
Lacking the narrative thrust and cinematic power of Fahrenheit 9/11, it will not dent President George W. Bush's executive armor as deeply as the Michael Moore documentary did.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 26, 2004
The movie feels like a rush job and at times its tactics are as suspect as those attributed to its subject.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 30, 2004
It succeeds in generating discussion, but leaves you with a distasteful feeling. If you ignore the content and look merely at the quality of the film, it's lacking in focus.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 21, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 21, 2004
Another week, another film to add to an already sizeable pile of anti-Bush polemics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
August 31, 2004
A modest documentary that is little more than filmed journalism and pales in comparison with more ambitious recent non-fiction films such as Fahrenheit 9/11 and The Corporation.
August 21, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 20, 2004
It's a competent examination of an important subject, but in a year that has been filled with stunning political documentaries with high production values, it suffers from an overreliance on talking heads.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2004
The film poses an interesting question ... but few of the Texas witnesses to Rove's reign and Beltway insiders interviewed here offer much of an answer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 29, 2004
I'm not sure that depicting Rove as a demonic Wizard of Oz does much more than stir righteous indignation among the already indignant.
September 2, 2004
Simplicity may be appealing, but it has its limits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 3, 2004
Offers little proof, beyond the circumstantial, to convince anyone outside the hallelujah chorus of its accusations.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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.
October 29, 2004
The accusatory tone becomes overbearing.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 19, 2004
Mealey and Shoob's film is a little too 'Inside Baseball' as it takes a deep dive into arcane Texas politics as discussed by a series of talking heads. Yet what they say -- and much of it is hard to refute -- is devastating stuff.
January 30, 2009
| Original Score: 4/5
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