Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry

Critics Consensus

Interesting and revealing footage of both Kerry and the Vietnam era in general.

89%

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Total Count: 85

69%

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User Ratings: 995
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Movie Info

Following Sen. John Kerry from his days as a soldier fighting in the Vietnam War to his 2004 presidential run, director George Butler captures many of the crucial moments that came to define and forge Kerry's career and leadership in the peace movement, and as a United States senator from Massachusetts. Conducting interviews with the men who knew Kerry best -- fellow soldiers, roommates and friends -- Butler searches for and depicts what made Kerry a leader.

Cast & Crew

Marc Abrams
Executive Producer
Marc Klein
Executive Producer
Douglas Brinkley
Writer (Novel)
Sandi Sissel
Director of Photography
Jules Labarthe
Director of Photography
Deborah Dickson
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Critic Reviews for Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry

All Critics (85) | Top Critics (34) | Fresh (76) | Rotten (9)

Audience Reviews for Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry

  • Jan 20, 2010
    One of those films that has a short shelf life. Interest in Kerry goes up in 2004 and disappears soon thereafter. I found it and it is pretty good biopic of a rapidly fading public figure.
    John B Super Reviewer

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