Raising Buchanan 2019

Raising Buchanan

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Desperate for money, an aimless Arizona woman hatches a crazy scheme to kidnap the body of President James Buchanan and hold it for ransom.

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Critic Reviews for Raising Buchanan

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  • There are some interesting ideas on display, but the film is underwritten; a few more passes at the script might have tightened things up.

    May 12, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Raising Buchanan gets a little too unfocused toward the end of the film by trading in satire for sentimentality, which lessens the intended impact of the story.

    July 18, 2020 | Full Review…
  • A first feature for director Bruce Dellis, who also wrote the screenplay, Raising Buchanan is the sort of quirky independent comedy that one stumbles upon when looking for something different.

    June 11, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It's all absurd, which adds to the charm, knowing that everyone here (even the 15th president of the United States) is vaguely ridiculous, yet with some redemptive depths. We're all flawed, Dellis says, but there are worse things to be.

    May 14, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Surely, Buchanan was never going to earn the kind of cinematic lionization that so many American filmmaking greats (like Steven Spielberg and John Ford) gave to good old Abe Lincoln, but he could have done a whole lot worse than this.

    May 6, 2020 | Rating: 6.5/10 | Full Review…
  • Auberjonois is so good as the feckless leader, nobly defending his poor decisions, that it makes you long for a full one-man show that will never come.

    April 13, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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