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Critic Reviews for Bhutto
While their subject is fascinating and her nation's role in propping up the Taliban has had repercussions from New York to India, the filmmakers don't find a straightforward way to tell Bhutto's story.
An exhaustive, if sometimes exhausting, look at a larger-than-life figure.
At one point, Bhutto says she wants to avenge her father's death. "Bhutto'' proves she did.
While the film gives us a strong sense of Bhutto's personality and strength,...it can only suggest the daily family and political machinations that were her reality, and leaves no clear sense of the truth of the corruption charges that dogged her.
Audience Reviews for Bhutto
The definitive documentary on one of the game changers in Pakistan who was killed before she completed her ultimate destiny. Nonetheless one comes away from this documentary wondering if Bhutto would ever be able to accomplish what she sets out to accomplish if she had lived due to the delicate balance between parliamentarians and the army in that country.
This documentary portrays the life and death of Benazir Bhutto, and through her story, we learn most of the history of Pakistan and the region. Bhutto is an inspirational figure for many in the Muslim world, a democratizing, egalitarian, faithful Muslim woman who ascended to political prominence despite the gender bias of her culture. And I think this film does her memory justice. Most importantly, I think many Americans don't know much about the Middle East, thinking that some of the problems emanating from that region came out of nowhere. Rather, this film, through Bhutto's story, gives us context and a valuable history lesson. Luminaries of Muslim scholarship like Reza Aslan and actual participants like Bhutto's widower, Zardari, also add insightful commentary. Overall, I think this documentary should be required viewing for anyone wanting to debate foreign policy. Overall, I think this required viewing for
This is an incredibly painful and inspiring documentary about courage under fire. A profoundly moving portrait of one of the true heroes of the modern era.
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