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The Final Year (2018)



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THE FINAL YEAR is a unique insiders' account of President Barack Obama's foreign policy team during their last year in office. Featuring unprecedented access inside the White House and State Department, THE FINAL YEAR offers an uncompromising view of the inner workings of the Obama Administration as they prepare to leave power after eight years.


Critic Reviews for The Final Year

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

"The Final Year" clings to a precooked thesis about the Obama Doctrine that misses the behind-the-scenes drama and candor of superior political documentaries like "The War Room" or "Weiner."

September 10, 2017 | Full Review…
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For most viewers inclined to check out a film about the subject, it will be hard not to cry.

September 9, 2017 | Full Review…

Under the current circumstances, Barker has given us a film with much broader appeal, one that's not only absorbing but also essential in its depiction of humane, responsible leadership.

September 8, 2017 | Full Review…

The President's team is always shown in a good light no matter what.

November 15, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

A poignant, profound feature, that has an overwhelming sense of futility prevalent throughout.

October 31, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

At 89 briskly-paced minutes, 'The Final Year' skimps a bit on some topics, and has a tendency to portray POTUS 44 through rose-colored glasses. But it's nonetheless a fascinating peek at how this stuff works.

September 26, 2017 | Full Review…

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