Death of a President Reviews

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July 2, 2009
Despite the audacious title and premise, Range doesn't aim to shock, but to unnerve
May 10, 2007
October 30, 2006
What's missing is shapeliness, suspense, narrative cunning, visual flair -- in short, art. Are we really to believe that a network of the future would broadcast such a barbiturate?
October 28, 2006
Range comes about these issues in a provocative way, but they're still worth discussing, aren't they?
October 27, 2006
Just as the ducks get lined up in a row and we're ready for the movie to reveal its true purpose -- Political satire? Paranoid dystopian fantasy? Apologia for the Bush administration? -- we suddenly realize it has none.
October 27, 2006
Every thinking person should see Death of a President.
August 28, 2009
Easily the year's most useless picture
April 24, 2009
Beyond the feigned controversy stirred up by neocon zealots, "Death of a President" is nothing more than a high concept political hypothesis film that signals the futility of presidential assassination.
August 7, 2008
It is at least slick with technique -- or with a synthesis of techniques.
September 21, 2007
Without directly confronting the behaviors and attitudes associated with its theory, the movie leaves us with uncertainty, vacillation, and worst of all, emptiness.
July 16, 2007
Bush weepie takes all sides and none.
June 21, 2007
The talking head interviews and other elements make for an intelligent analysis of our reactions and prejudices about such a situation. A must see.
June 4, 2007
...even the extras are unconvincing...
March 30, 2007
This ethically-debatable masterpiece is an intelligent political potboiler which makes some very powerful statements about the Patriot Act, the erosion of our Constitutional rights, and the abuse of power.
March 29, 2007
OK, so, it's got balls and technical skills, but is it anything more than a stunt? Yes, yes it is.
March 27, 2007
There is little of the fall of the Twin Towers trauma, but much of All the President's Men here. That this film's buzz has launched such vitriol and condemnation is not surprising. Range's film exposes wider audiences to some basic truths of our times.
March 21, 2007
Bush weepie takes all sides and none.
March 1, 2007
It's hard to imagine anyone without a political agenda who can walk away from this serious, sober and impeccably respectful film and get agitated about it on its merits.
February 24, 2007
As a piece of filmmaking, Death of a President is edgy and fresh, superbly realised and satisfying in its ambition to pass as a powerful documentary about an event that shook the world.
December 30, 2006
It's not art, it's not a serious discussion, it's not a film based in irony or metaphor -- Death of a President is merely a marketing ploy that's big on shock value and short on ideas.
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