The Brink Reviews

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July 12, 2019
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 11, 2019
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.
June 3, 2019
This is, at best, morally slippery film-making.
April 12, 2019
Aside from Bannon's own weird magnetism - it's fascinating to see the way he attracts some as strongly as he repulses others - there isn't much reason why this isn't a magazine article instead of a movie.
April 11, 2019
With Klayman using the man's own words against him, Bannon comes off as a wallower in the mire.
April 5, 2019
If the barest elements of political psychology and social pathology are suggested in the course of the film, they're undercut and banalized by the movie's homogenized aesthetic...
April 4, 2019
"The Brink" shows a salesman tirelessly peddling poison door to door and knowing it's only a matter of time before someone lets him in.
March 29, 2019
It's recommendable in the same way that a doctor recommends regular colonoscopies - you're better off suffering through the discomfort because the alternative is far worse.
March 29, 2019
[An] accomplished, absorbing film.
March 28, 2019
What "The Brink" does best is show the missionary zeal that sustains this eccentric warrior.
March 28, 2019
Whether you love or loathe the toxic, race-baiting political strategist, chances are you'll walk out as firm in your beliefs as you were going in.
March 28, 2019
That "The Brink" works as well as it does is thanks to the determination of two filmmakers, not only director Klayman but also producer Marie Therese Guirgis.
March 28, 2019
While "The Brink" should hold some interest for those inside the cable-news bubble, selling it to a broader audience is a different kind of barrier, one that Klayman doesn't quite clear.
March 28, 2019
It's up to the rest of us either to ignore [Bannon], out-argue him or, as "The Brink" does so entertainingly, demystify him for good.
March 28, 2019
"The Brink" is movie that people who hate Bannon may embrace - they are surely the intended audience - but that doesn't mean Bannon himself will hate it. It both exposes and flatters his vanity.
March 27, 2019
Bannon may think he's constantly manipulating the media, but in this film, Klayman uses the tools of documentary filmmaking to reveal his inherent emptiness.
March 26, 2019
The Brink, while far more openly critical of Bannon than American Dharma, ultimately offers little justification for spending an hour and a half in his company.
February 16, 2019
"The Brink" is an impeccably crafted verité ramble - an engaging and enraging, disturbing and highly revealing movie...
February 1, 2019
A watchable overview with few explosive details, but plenty of reasons to root for his downfall, and some modicum of payoff.
January 31, 2019
What makes The Brink so different from just another platform for this professional troll? Though Klayman sticks to a largely vérité approach of following her subject around and observing his various interactions, she also provides important context.
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