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We don't learn anything really new about Palin's politics or her personality, save for a few details that don't shed much light on her thinking (or lack thereof).
[Makes] her sound simply like an evil Tupperware lady.
Like his subject, Broomfield prefers flash to facts.
Palin texted and chewed gum during meetings -- so what?
Probably the scariest movie you will see all year.
It feels warmed over, devoid of urgency and, in spite of Mr. Broomfield's on-camera displays of doggedness, lacking in curiosity.
It's severely hampered by a Palin-ordained lack of interview access and ultimately fails to get to grips with its subject.
Broomfield goes at the subject with his customary dogged stoicism, which is never less than good fun, but this is one Columbo episode where the culprit barely needed help being brought to task.
UK filmmaker Nick Broomfield penetrates Palin's in absentia bubbly facade to uncover the right wing evangelical politician's connections to the Koch Brothers, Rupert Murdoch, the Tea Party and intimations of the Antichrist.
A hatchet job or an accurate portrait of a Machiavellian manipulator? That's apt to depend on whether you lean to the left or to the right.
Not a hatchet job. . .but adds so little insight by talking mostly to her enemies that a viewer almost becomes sympathetic about what she has to put up with. Almost.
Sometimes amusing but too familiar - from yesterday's facts to a Michael Moore-ish structure - the doc does create a convincing portrait of Palin as the ultimate Mean Girl.
Scary as hell. Full review later.
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