A Private War
Crazy Rich Asians
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Theodore Flicker's genial exercise in comic paranoia re-emerges, for no apparent reason, a reasonably fit and funny artifact from the age of grooviness.
If Philip K. Dick had worked for Mad magazine, he might have come up with The President's Analyst.
The President's Analyst is a superior satire on some sacred cows, principally the lightly camouflaged FBI, hippies, psychiatry, liberal and conservative politics -- and the telephone company.
Overall it's hilarious stuff, held together by Coburn's tongue-in-cheek performance, one of his best.
Writer and director Theodore Flicker's satire is modern and biting, and there are many fine, subtle touches in the film.
The 60s school of improvisational comedy is beautifully preserved in Theodore J. Flicker's film.
Mindless bureaucracy, Cold War mentality, blind liberalism, and psychoanalysis are spoofed in this fast-paced comedy.
Clever political comedy that assumed cult status.
plays like a frivolous waste of time when it should have taken a more satirical tack
A clever, cynical and paranoid satire.
A cold war comic masterpiece
Pretty clever satire that holds up nicely
This is such a great wacky adventure comedy movie, it's really different too, and I loved the crazy ending. I highly recommend it.
"In every country I've ever gone, people hate the phone company!" -- Russian spy
Very funny and at times silly comedy about what befalls James Coburn once he thinks he's landed a dream job by becoming the President's personal shrink. But it turns out that many factions would be very interested in the secret thoughts of the leader of the free world! Coburn is very loose as the title character who grows increasingly paranoid about his position and becomes the target of an international manhunt. A whole lot of lampooning gets thrown into the mix, from psychiatrists, hippies, gun fanatics, government, bureaucracy, and yes, the phone company.
zany to the max!!! plot veers all over the place like a drunk driver on a Saturday night....solid cast and a fun romp from start to finish...Coburn's funniest role...a must see
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