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Bulworth Reviews

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 3, 2002
An over-the-top black comedy about two of the most egregious problems in politics- racism and campaign financing.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
Bulworth is among the most honest and scathingly funny looks at modern politics in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Some might think this film is vulgar, and in many ways it is. However, as loud and raucous as it is, Bulworth speaks the truth, which is almost always ugly to hear.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
What gives Bulworth its unique character is that all this silliness is periodically punctuated by cogent, carefully thought-out mini-manifestos...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Bulworth is a good idea for a movie, but it runs short of ideas, and gas, long before the end of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Bulworth works, with both urbanity and chutzpah, by viewing political puppeteering with an all-purpose jaundiced eye.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Bulworth is an angry movie, but Beatty is savvy enough to recognize that people respond better to comedies than serious "issue films," so he has camouflaged his message beneath the surface of this original, incisive satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
As writer, director and star, Beatty flails all over the screen, but he's also made the only recent political satire that draws blood.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Bulworth plays like a cry of frustrated comic rage. It's about an archetypal character who increasingly seems to stand for our national mood: the guy who's fed up and isn't going to take it anymore.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Everyone in the film is a cardboard prop for Beatty to lay it into them with his political clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: D
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Extraordinarily well written and performed, Bulworth is simply brilliant.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
January 1, 2000
Bulworth's broadsides aren't nearly as shocking as they're supposed to be
Full Review | Original Score: C
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Bulworth is a scream. Its searing commentary on US politics is funny and a bang-on indictment of the American political mainstream. And it doesn't stop there.
| Original Score: 85/100
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
For a political comedy to work, it either needs to forswear any political message, or at least make it subservient to the humor. Bulworth doesn't follow this advice (or not for long, anyway), and crashes and burns...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
Twenty nine years of disrespecting Warren Beatty have just flown out the window. Somehow, he has directed, written and starred in a film that's not only smart, but funny, opinionated and thoroughly worthwhile all over.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Warren Beatty makes interesting films. No question. And Bulworth is perhaps his most complete.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
January 1, 2000
It's too bad that there aren't more movies like this around -- movies that tackle political corruption in a way that challenges viewers to pay more attention to real politics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 1, 2000
Besides its intriguing political agenda, Bulworth is packed with good performances.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Sharp, sometimes intelligent and always stimulating...
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Full of racial insults and humor, the movie is astonishingly frank, funny, outrageous and obnoxious. And sometimes all in the same line of dialog.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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