Reagan: In the Face of Evil (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

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.


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.

November 5, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The film is bereft not only of style, but reasoned opinions and even, occasionally, verifiable facts.

November 4, 2004

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.

October 29, 2004 | Full Review…

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 | Rating: 1/4

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

October 28, 2004 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Overreaching in many of its laudatory appraisals, the film is mostly GOP-boosting rhetoric in the guise of a dull History Channel special.

October 26, 2004 | Full Review…

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