Bulworth (1998)



Critic Consensus: Star and director Beatty's ambitious take on race and politics in 20th-century America isn't perfect, but manages to provide more than its share of thought-provoking laughs.

Movie Info

Warren Beatty directed, co-produced (with Pieter Jan Brugge), co-scripted (with Jeremy Pikser), and stars in this political satire, a comedy drama about a U.S. senator who decides to start speaking the truth. Despondent California senator Jay Bulworth (Beatty), up for re-election, is disillusioned by the usual campaign banalities; his marriage to Constance (Christine Baranski) seems equally hollow. In the midst of a nervous breakdown, Bulworth goes without sleep or food for three days and takes … More

Rating: R (For pervasive strong language and some drug content)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Warren Beatty, Jeremy Pikser
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 16, 1999
20th Century Fox


as Jay Bulworth, Sen. J...

as Dennis Murphy

as Graham Crockett

as Eddie Davers

as Bill Feldman

as Constance Bulworth

as Rastaman

as Macavoy

as Nina's Mother

as Himself

as Missy Berliner

as Debate Director

as Debate Producer

as Leroy

as Mrs. Brown

as Man with Dark Glasse...

as Henchman 3

as Herself

as Video Reporter 4

as Henchman 2

as Reverend Wilberfore

as Journalist

as Manny Liebowitz

as Himself

as Uncle Tyrone

as Technical Director

as Little Gangsta

as Staff Member

as Irwin Tannenbaum

as Uncle David

as Little Gangsta

as Little Gangsta

as Little Gangsta

as Aunt Alice

as Video Reporter 3

as Journalist

as Fundraiser Guest

as 2nd American Politic...

as Aunt Harriet

as Reporter

as Fundraiser Server

as Reporter in Hallway

as Woman at Frankie's

as Bouncer 4

as Video Reporter

as Man in Church 2

as Henchman 1

as Paul Robeson

as Reverend Morris

as Lady at Banquet

as Constance Bulworth's...

as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Bulworth

All Critics (66) | Top Critics (12)

It's a sharp, brave movie, a little ragged around the edges, but that's to its advantage.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

What gives Bulworth its unique character is that all this silliness is periodically punctuated by cogent, carefully thought-out mini-manifestos...

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

This charming, Capraesque political fable demonstrates the viability of Warren Beatty as writer, director and star; it's his last decent film.

Full Review… | September 23, 2012

Smug but fun political satire for adults only.

Full Review… | December 18, 2010
Common Sense Media

Manages to courageously and seriously address political issues head-on while remaining a funny and entertaining romp.

Full Review… | April 2, 2009

A liberal call to action -- a satire driven by equal parts disgust and hope.

Full Review… | August 11, 2007

Audience Reviews for Bulworth

A decent social/political satire.

Thomas Johnston

Super Reviewer

One of my all time favorite movies ever. Engaging characters, great humor, and poignant political satire (if you listening closely to Warren Beatty's raps).

Jason Robinson

Super Reviewer


Simultaneously very silly and poignant. It's like Chris Rock or Robin Williams trying to make a satirical, humorous political film, only it came out much sooner.

A great cast and crew, but it seems just a bit too stereotypical for a movie so bent on destroying stereotypes.

Daniel J DeMersseman

Super Reviewer

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