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Reagan: In the Face of Evil (2004)



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This conservative documentary was based on Peter Schweizer's book Reagan's War and examines President Reagan's political career with regard to his fight against Soviet communism during the Cold War.
PG-13 (for disturbing images of violence)
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Irene Zeigler
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Critic Reviews for Reagan: In the Face of Evil

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (7)

Makes good use of historical footage to show how a B-list Hollywood actor made the unlikely ascension to commander-in-chief.

Full Review… | November 5, 2004
New York Daily News
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The film is bereft not only of style, but reasoned opinions and even, occasionally, verifiable facts.

November 4, 2004
Newark Star-Ledger
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This is the sort of film that will make its target audience, presumably religious, right-wing Christians, heartened and possibly misty-eyed. But it's likely to provoke hooting and hollering in less reverent circles.

Full Review… | October 29, 2004
Washington Post
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In the Face of War repeats the same points over and over in a manner that's ironically very much like Soviet propaganda.

October 29, 2004
New York Post
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Ronald Reagan's praises are sung in an operatic documentary that rises to new heights, slipping the surly bonds of hagiography.

Full Review… | October 28, 2004
New York Times
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Overreaching in many of its laudatory appraisals, the film is mostly GOP-boosting rhetoric in the guise of a dull History Channel special.

Full Review… | October 26, 2004
Village Voice
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Audience Reviews for Reagan: In the Face of Evil


In the Face of Evil is a journey of a man and a nation through the heart of darkness and what that journey means for us today. This film is not a biography of Ronald Reagan, but a hard-hitting look at leadership and moral courage. In the Face of Evil, chronicles the brutal conflict between totalitarianism and freedom as seen through Ronald Reagan's forty-year confrontation with Communism.

Darren Labrum
Darren Labrum

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