Best Of Enemies Reviews

June 5, 2019
There can't be a clearer sign of bad documentary filmmaking than reducing the most substantive part of your film to nothing more than an afterthought.
August 17, 2017
I am sorry to see Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon's Best of Enemies being hailed for remembering a golden age when intellectuals fought out profound issues in public.
September 11, 2015
Sadly, for a film at least partially about the impact of evening news and political coverage, little importance is given to the actual political content as compared to the results.
August 6, 2015
It's great television, but it has been available on YouTube for some time now.
August 5, 2015
Best of Enemies' detached, sportish depiction of their feud only explores their influence in the shallowest manner.
August 3, 2015
Vidal vs. Buckley-or, as I prefer to think of it, Alien vs. Predator-has not improved with age. Which combatant you cleave to is beside the point, since both of them teeter on the brink of the insufferable.
July 31, 2015
A timely but unsatisfying exploration of a series of exchanges between conservative Buckley and liberal Vidal makes its case too little and too late.
March 8, 2015
By engaging celebrity worship rather than using these figures for deeper claims about media-dominated information cultures, Morgan and Neville reinforce to the very circumstances they outwardly condemn.