The Brink

2019, Documentary, 1h 31m

103 Reviews Fewer than 50 Ratings

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The Brink won't change many minds about its subject, but it remains a compelling -- if perhaps difficult to watch -- look at a divisive ideological lightning rod. Read critic reviews

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Filmmaker Alison Klayman follows political strategist Stephen K. Bannon as he tries to mobilize and unify far-right parties during the 2018 U.S. midterm elections.

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  • Most woundingly, Klayman shows Bannon bested by journalists and bombing with audiences...

    May 17, 2021 | Full Review…
  • It's unsavoury viewing - flies on the wall are rarely attracted by the sweet smell of roses after all - but it's queasily fascinating nonetheless.

    July 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • What emerges from Klayman's film is how very important Brexit Britain is as a self-vivisecting research animal in Bannon's experimental thinking.

    July 12, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Klayman is not sympathetic to Bannon. That is obvious. But by slavishly following him from one meeting to another she has not only made a fairly dull and repetitive film, but is also serving the ideological machine and feeding the beast.

    July 11, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It's not a film that's going to change minds, and it has been produced to be consumed by Bannon's enemies rather than his friends.

    July 11, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • While [Alison] Klayman is clearly no fan, she rarely challenges [Steve] Bannon on camera, possibly realising it's a waste of time.

    July 10, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Most woundingly, Klayman shows Bannon bested by journalists and bombing with audiences...

    May 17, 2021 | Full Review…
  • It's unsavoury viewing - flies on the wall are rarely attracted by the sweet smell of roses after all - but it's queasily fascinating nonetheless.

    July 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • What emerges from Klayman's film is how very important Brexit Britain is as a self-vivisecting research animal in Bannon's experimental thinking.

    July 12, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Klayman is not sympathetic to Bannon. That is obvious. But by slavishly following him from one meeting to another she has not only made a fairly dull and repetitive film, but is also serving the ideological machine and feeding the beast.

    July 11, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Bannon knows he is the Pied Piper of Hamelin, and if you get too caught up in the tune he's playing, I'm pretty sure he believes you deserve whatever's coming to you.

    July 30, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Though the damage he has done in his time on Trump's team will take years to undo, but The Brink is a solid work by a rising doc filmmaker.

    July 21, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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