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December 3, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 27, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 17, 2010
An exhaustive, if sometimes exhausting, look at a larger-than-life figure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 2, 2014
...the subjects of this documentary are incredibly complex and the film covers them at a hurried pace...
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 1, 2010
O'Hara's doc not only recounts the leader's life and career; it also offers a fascinating look back at the history of her troubled nation, wisely placing its current political volatility in an easily graspable context.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 24, 2011
If screenwriters dared to put a woman through the ordeals that Benazir Bhutto faced, half the audience would refuse to believe it.
December 3, 2010
Even with the glorification of Benazir Bhutto as a martyr to democracy, the personalizing of . . . this tinderbox helps make Pakistan's . . .politics more comprehensible.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 7, 2011
A complete and compelling portrait of a woman determined to defy the odds and become a true leader in the Muslim world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 28, 2011
If you know only sketchy details about her life, as I did, it's a great introduction. But if you want more than that, you'll have to look elsewhere.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 18, 2010
Succeeds beautifully as a kind of protracted CNN-style elegy: All the key points are alighted upon and no sensitive buttons are fingered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 30, 2010
Bhutto conveys a forceful sense of tectonic social and geopolitical shifts, as well as the courageous, heartbreaking personal sacrifices its subject made in service to both her homeland and ideals.
May 9, 2011
Filmmakers Duane Baughman and Johnny O'Hara present a stirring biographical documentary about Benazir Bhutto, one of history's most fascinating and tragic political leaders.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 6, 2010
As much a history of modern Pakistan as a portrait of the political dynasty that periodically led the country over two decades, Bhutto offers a complex and sometimes confounding perspective on its titular family.
December 16, 2010
At one point, Bhutto says she wants to avenge her father's death. "Bhutto'' proves she did.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 2, 2010
A powerfully effective documentary on the astonishing life and democratic vision of Pakistan's first female prime minister.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 6, 2010
A worthy portrait of a phenomenal woman.
December 13, 2010
A bit of a glossy perspective on Benazir Bhutto but a vital and frank portrayal of Pakistan as an emerging world power.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 5, 2011
a trenchant precis on global politics played out on very personal level
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 30, 2010
In this case, hero worship just might be justified.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 30, 2010
This is a strong effort with a riveting protagonist.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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