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Bulworth Reviews

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January 10, 2003
Bulworth epitomizes the sort of film that gets lots of points for ambition and concept but fails in practice to live up to its own audaciously stated potential.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
January 1, 2000
Bulworth's broadsides aren't nearly as shocking as they're supposed to be
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
April 9, 2005
A middling funny film with a good, if silly, performance by Warren Beatty, and not much more.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
The movie's an aging white boy's idea of cutting-edge (and it's disappointing to see some other aging white boys in the press praising the film).
February 16, 2006
Jaw-droppingly abysmal. Seldom has a major star embarrassed himself so badly.
Read More | Original Score: 1/10
January 1, 2000
If the film's plot had been based on Shakespearean literature, the movie still would have been displeasing...
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
January 1, 2000
This film has its heart in the right place, but unfortunately no other parts of its anatomy are.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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
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
January 1, 2000
As a filmmaker, Beatty has really bitten off more than he can chew. There's simply too much ground to cover, even in its more than two-hour running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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April 12, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 5, 2002
What begins as a promising, potentially brilliant political satire fast degenerates into yet another celebrity soapbox...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 22, 1998
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 27, 2017
Beatty is to be congratulated on even attempting to prick America's conscience in these conservative times, but the real reason for seeing it is the panache with which it captures the irresistible flash and filigree of American politics.
July 31, 2002
... Bulworth is the product of an interesting engaged intelligence operating at or near peak capacity
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A
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
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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