Giuliani Time Reviews

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 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.
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 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 11, 2006
The film, while hardly unbiased, is not entirely one-sided.
May 11, 2006
So successful -- the archive being so generous, after all -- at painting Giuliani as an unlikable bully that by the end of the film you're left wondering, Why even bother?
May 11, 2006
Keating's film brings back, to queasy-making effect, the state of New York City's body politic under Rudolph Giuliani's mayoral tenure.
May 9, 2006
Keating's film is a comet out of the past, but it's focused, if only circumstantially, on the future.
April 13, 2006
Keating strips away the self-aggrandizement and analyzes the record.