Giuliani Time (2006)



Critic Consensus: Though he may be preaching to the choir, Keating provides plenty of evidence to back his claims about the former NYC mayor.

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After September 11, 2001, when terrorist attacks leveled New York City's World Trade Center towers, mayor Rudolph Giuliani's public bravery and pluck in the midst of his city's greatest crisis made him a hero across the country and around the world. However, while Giuliani's actions after 9/11 made him seem like a champion, there has been significantly less attention paid to his record before the attacks. Documentary filmmaker Kevin Keating focuses on Giuliani's early years in politics, his often controversial and uncharitable stands on civil rights, social services, education, and law enforcement, and his political ambitions after leaving the mayor's office in Giuliani Time. Featuring newsreel footage and extensive interviews with political analysts and people who worked with Giuliani, the film offers an overview of the totality of the former mayor's career than has been absent in most recent profiles of his life.
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Critic Reviews for Giuliani Time

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (13)

While Giuliani Time offers a wealth of important information that many might have long forgotten, its impact is diluted by its heavily biased nature and lack of balance.

June 20, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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With the former mayor currently enjoying one of the rare second acts in American political life, Giuliani Time does a strong job of reminding us what the first one was like.

Full Review… | June 16, 2006
Los Angeles Times
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Giuliani Time energetically deflates one trumpeted myth after another about Giuliani's success at turning the city around from its doldrums in the 1970s.

June 15, 2006
L.A. Weekly
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Plays more like a rant, and a poorly focused one at that.

Full Review… | June 9, 2006
Boston Globe
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The trouble with Giuliani Time is that Keating, as a filmmaker, wants to give power to the people but in his every perception he takes it away from them.

Full Review… | May 25, 2006
Entertainment Weekly
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I wanted more of those press conferences where he lashed at 'actually really jerky' questions before turning on his heel and exiting stage right. When Giuliani Time gives us a taste of this Rudy, it's mesmerizing.

Full Review… | May 25, 2006
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Giuliani Time


If you go and see SICKO and just come out saying "I really want to see another liberal muckracking documentary about how horrible conservatives are/the faults in American polotics" then boy do I have a film for you. Now I never was one of those people that got caught up in the Guilliani hype after 9/11, but then I never really knew what too critize him on until after watching this documentary. Again as I said this is a liberal muckracking documentary so don't go into this expecting to learn all 100% facts, but still the "stuff" the documentary does paint, creates an image of a person I don't want to be my president. The documentary does run way too long at over 2hrs and also doesn't talk much at all about what he did for NY post 9/11, because that might've painted a better image of the man, but still hands down an interesting film that more Americans I believe should see to educate them for the upcoming elections. I give this film a 7/10, because this is a democracy.

Andrew Torrens
Andrew Torrens

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