Bulworth Reviews

September 7, 2011
February 16, 2006
Jaw-droppingly abysmal. Seldom has a major star embarrassed himself so badly.
April 9, 2005
A middling funny film with a good, if silly, performance by Warren Beatty, and not much more.
May 14, 2003
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.
June 5, 2002
What begins as a promising, potentially brilliant political satire fast degenerates into yet another celebrity soapbox...
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April 12, 2002
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.
January 1, 2000
If the film's plot had been based on Shakespearean literature, the movie still would have been displeasing...
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.
January 1, 2000
Bulworth's broadsides aren't nearly as shocking as they're supposed to be
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...
January 1, 2000
This film has its heart in the right place, but unfortunately no other parts of its anatomy are.
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).
January 1, 2000
Everyone in the film is a cardboard prop for Beatty to lay it into them with his political clichés.
May 22, 1998