Jimmy Carter Man From Plains Reviews

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November 18, 2011
April 28, 2011
It's clear from the very beginning that Demme admires Carter. But the filmmaker's skepticism for authority manages to pop out occasionally.
August 27, 2009
Follows the former President in heartfelt contemplation
October 18, 2008
August 15, 2008
Jimmy Carter Man From Plains is a genuinely inspiring, well-made documentary that is well worth seeking out.
August 15, 2008
This is a man it is impossible not to like, even if you think he was a weakish one-term commander-in-chief. At least he was not Nixon or Bush Jr.
August 15, 2008
This portrait of former US President Jimmy Carter could come across as propaganda. Director Jonathan Demme clearly has an admiration for his subject.
August 15, 2008
A heartening example of a reputation deservedly rehabilitated.
August 15, 2008
Not ground-breaking cinema, but a reminder that Christians can be tolerant and politicians principled.
August 15, 2008
Jimmy Carter may not be the most memorable ex-White House resident, but his post-presidency record as a battler for humanitarian causes takes some beating.
August 15, 2008
Carter is more energetic than Demme's film that fires on all cylinders only when Carter calmly but persuasively faces down his critics or recounts his time as the most powerful man on Earth.
August 15, 2008
Essentially a soap opera.
August 15, 2008
Only belatedly, with the arrival of Alan Dershowitz, does Demme happen across anybody who might disrupt the air of non-confrontational niceness, but Carter ducks the challenge, and the film heads ever onwards into hagiography. A disappointment.
August 15, 2008
Demme's fascinating documentary shows Carter on a US tour to promote the book. Perhaps Carter - and Demme himself - imagined this would be as trouble-free as Al Gore promoting environmentalism.
August 15, 2008
Jimmy Carter Man from Plains is an affectionate and admiring portrait of a politician who, like Al Gore, became more idealistic and effective on the world stage once he left office.
August 15, 2008
A great, misunderstood man forms the basis of a fine, easily misinterpreted documentary.
August 15, 2008
Demme is clearly a Carter enthusiast, and his film paints a vivid, involving picture of an informed and passionate man whose impact is still being felt worldwide.
August 7, 2008
April 11, 2008
allows us into Carter's life intimately enough to discern his character
April 3, 2008
Demme's scrutiny leaves us with the picture of a very respectable and admirable man.
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