Giuliani Time Reviews

September 29, 2007
Keating makes the case that a Giuliani presidency would be an exceedingly bad idea, juxtaposing the politician's public persona and veneer of fake charm, with his vicious dark side that periodically peers through.
April 25, 2007
A chilling record of a politician whose modus operandi includes incessant lying, taking credit for other peoples' achievements, blatant racism and imperious governing.
March 13, 2007
Damning documentary indicts the ex-mayor as deserving to be remembered not for the clean-up of the Twin Towers, but for his utter lack of compassion for the impoverished and working classes.
June 20, 2006
While Giuliani Time offers a wealth of important information that many might have long forgotten, its impact is diluted by its heavily biased nature and lack of balance.
June 16, 2006
With the former mayor currently enjoying one of the rare second acts in American political life, Giuliani Time does a strong job of reminding us what the first one was like.
June 16, 2006
Keating may [be] too intent on touching on every aspect of the mayor's vicious careerism; at two hours, the film might have benefited from some pruning....But the film is never dull...
June 15, 2006
Giuliani Time energetically deflates one trumpeted myth after another about Giuliani's success at turning the city around from its doldrums in the 1970s.
June 9, 2006
Plays more like a rant, and a poorly focused one at that.
June 6, 2006
The first chip has been knocked off the shoulder in the 2008 presidential horse race.
June 1, 2006
It is impossible to downplay the man's role in events following the September 11 attack...But, his track record prior to that terrible event cannot be ignored.
May 30, 2006
Giuliani Time ultimately includes much useful information ... [but] anybody who reads The Village Voice will find nothing here to surprise them.
May 26, 2006
The trouble with Giuliani Time is that Keating, as a filmmaker, wants to give power to the people but in his every perception he takes it away from them.
May 25, 2006
I wanted more of those press conferences where he lashed at 'actually really jerky' questions before turning on his heel and exiting stage right. When Giuliani Time gives us a taste of this Rudy, it's mesmerizing.
May 22, 2006
While Keating's motives may have the public interest at heart, his methods undercut his message.
May 12, 2006
Keating, who learned his craft shooting for respected documentarians like Barbara Kopple and the Maysles brothers, takes his stand early, makes his points bluntly and backs them up solidly with archival footage and expert testimony.
May 12, 2006
To his credit and his film's benefit -- Keating also interviews Giuliani's friends and supporters, who praise his accomplishments (while acknowledging his occasional abrasiveness).
May 12, 2006
The film slogs through the history of the Giuliani controversies without telling us anything we didn't already know. It also frequently contradicts itself.
May 12, 2006
Keating, who has shot for the Maysles brothers and Barbara Kopple, amasses an impressive amount of evidence to bolster his claims, allowing the relative dryness of his style to be overshadowed by the revelatory nature of his research.
May 12, 2006
A delightfully biased view of former New York Mayor Giuliani's administration.
May 11, 2006
The film, while hardly unbiased, is not entirely one-sided.