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Bulworth Reviews

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
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
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
Carlo Cavagna
January 1, 2000
Bulworth's broadsides aren't nearly as shocking as they're supposed to be
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
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+
Kristian M. Lin
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).
Chuck O'Leary
February 16, 2006
Jaw-droppingly abysmal. Seldom has a major star embarrassed himself so badly.
| Original Score: 1/10
David Keyes
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
Widgett Walls
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
Madeleine Williams
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
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
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
| Original Score: 2.5/4

Boxoffice Magazine
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
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Entertainment Weekly
May 22, 1998
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
... Bulworth is the product of an interesting engaged intelligence operating at or near peak capacity
Full Review| Original Score: A
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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
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James Berardinelli
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
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
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