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Al Franken: God Spoke Reviews

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September 18, 2007
A humorous, but more importantly illustrative, documentary about the weight of the media -- especially the comedic media -- on the last presidential election.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 18, 2007
A inteligência de Franken é notória, assim como seu pavor à retórica da direita norte-americana %u2013 algo que o filme ilustra de maneira burocrática. Além disso, sua falta de foco leva-o a parecer um mero instrumento de propaganda, o que é lamentável.
| Original Score: 3/5
April 27, 2007
This uncritical bio-pic presents Al as more of an intellectual on a mission than a funnyman in search of laughs, leaving one to wonder whether the purpose here was to makeover Al into a political figure for his rumored run for the U.S. Senate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 1, 2007
Entertaining cinéma-vérité piece
November 25, 2006
There's so much previously available material used that for a while "God Spoke" looks like the first documentary assembled entirely from YouTube clips.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 11, 2006
Always engaging, often insightful, [and] at times deeply moving.
November 10, 2006
I haven't seen this much smug, awkward laughter and bathos since, well, Man of the Year.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 10, 2006
Whether one agrees with his point of view or not, it's a message worth hearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 5, 2006
A documentary about the comedian and satirist who sees himself as a leftward leaning crusader for Truth and Justice in an era of Lying Liars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 30, 2006
Feisty, quick-witted and quixotic, Franken takes on such right-wing demigods as Bill O'Reilly, Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 26, 2006
This film by Nick Doob and Chris Hegedus forces us to make some decisions about him. For myself, I find him generally gross, in person and in manner.
October 26, 2006
The documentary skims the surface, appreciating Franken's crass, troublemaking modus operandi. This would be OK if the doc were crammed with hilarious footage, but Franken comes off as more droll and bitter than clever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 20, 2006
With his nearly nonstop, self-congratulatory monologues and his seemingly insincere attitude, he comes off as every bit as much an insufferable blowhard as his conservative counterparts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 20, 2006
The film feels unfinished as Franken contemplates a run for the U.S. Senate from Minnesota, which might make God Spoke the set-up for a much more interesting sequel.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 10, 2006
As a record of the Al Franken you already know and love, Hegedus and Doob's rather slapdash movie is fun.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 8, 2006
Neither as adroitly funny as Franken's comic routines, nor as notable as his conversion to the fine art of politics, this is a 90-minute 'What If?' with no discernible answer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 6, 2006
A documentary in search of a story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 6, 2006
Often entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 6, 2006
What this documentary lacks in intent, insight, and surprise it makes up for in thoroughness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 6, 2006
A fascinating combination of class clown and fact-happy debate-club president, Franken nonetheless makes for a compelling subject, but God Spoke veers uncomfortably into hagiography, especially as it winds down.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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