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John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls serves as as a thoughtful living portrait that evades mawkish territory.
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An insightful, poignant, journalistically sound profile that gives McCain his due, but steers clear of hagiography.
It's an altogether new form of tribute: Having one's last word while being able to hear the things everyone will say when you're really gone.
The respect and admiration for the cancer-afflicted POW turned Arizona senator is non-partisan and clearly more than pro forma during this 1 hour, 45 minute film.
It's certainly an inspirational portrait; it's also a blatant exercise in legacy management... Still, For Whom is entirely convincing, even moving, in its intimation that McCain's passing will mark the alarming disappearance of the GOP's old guard.
First and foremost, this documentary is as a moving farewell to a flawed, but still admirable, man. But it also comes across as another type of good-bye, one to the basic civility Americans once were able to take for granted in the political realm.
There are reasons that one might differ with his politics, but there's no disputing his accomplishments, or his moments of bravery...
Shy of two hours,John McCain: For Whom The Bells Toll is a documentary worthy of celebrating a statesman and military hero.
If McCain might have been a poor president, though, he is surely a great man and a great character
McCain's frank discussions about his limited time left here on Earth and the end of a mission of "serving something more important than myself" are profound and moving.
HBO would like to offer you the following answer: "No, you shouldn't respect John McCain because he has stage IV brain cancer." It has a lot of other reasons why you should. And you'll agree or you won't.
Keenly aware that he's nearing the end, McCain and director Peter Kunhardt have left a guide to a figure described, for good or ill, as being the most influential non-president of the last half-century.
The political myth-making around McCain has always been tough to take, and this movie is basically two hours of it. The myths aren't just about McCain, either, but also an effort to gloss over... how we got to the terrible place we're in today.
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