Rove gets the Kissinger treatment in this good, but awkwardly put together and politically motivated, documentary, which was released around the 2004 election. Rather than proceeding in a sensible, chronological manner, the film is more topical in nature. The result is a confused mishmash of segments about why certain politicians, journalists, and other assorted political victims don't like Karl Rove. Most of these assertions, while unsurprising and most likely true, still cannot be proven, and the film fails to justify how these manipulations are any more unethical in nature than those who have come before (Joseph Kennedy's Mafia connections during the election of 1960, etc.) The last bit of the film relies on the now clich├?┬ęd, hokey ending of a fallen soldier's grieving family. Although it's a point well-taken, it is a stretch to connect the war directly to Rove (especially when others such as Cheney and Rumsfeld are far more responsible), and the practice detracts from the film's objectivity. In hindsight, the film grossly overestimated Rove's power, who is now merely a Fox News analyst. The film will most likely be embraced as gospel by young idealists who see politics as a pursuit of social progress and not its reality as a Machiavellian struggle for power. It makes a strong case against the evils committed by the current administration, but the possibility of reformers on the opposite side of the political spectrum seeking to exploit public discontent with the war for their own political gain seems to be an idea that never dawned on the filmmakers or will ever dawn the anti-war public.