Reagan: In the Face of Evil (2004)
Critic Reviews for Reagan: In the Face of Evil
Makes good use of historical footage to show how a B-list Hollywood actor made the unlikely ascension to commander-in-chief.
The film is bereft not only of style, but reasoned opinions and even, occasionally, verifiable facts.
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.
In the Face of War repeats the same points over and over in a manner that's ironically very much like Soviet propaganda.
Ronald Reagan's praises are sung in an operatic documentary that rises to new heights, slipping the surly bonds of hagiography.
Audience Reviews for Reagan: In the Face of Evil
In the Face of Evil is a journey of a man and a nation through the heart of darkness and what that journey means for us today. This film is not a biography of Ronald Reagan, but a hard-hitting look at leadership and moral courage. In the Face of Evil, chronicles the brutal conflict between totalitarianism and freedom as seen through Ronald Reagan's forty-year confrontation with Communism.
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