The Final Year

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The Final Year uses director Greg Barker's wide-ranging access to take a detailed inside look at the closing months of the Obama administration.

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An account of President Barack Obama's foreign policy team during their last year in office.

Cast & Crew

John Kerry
Himself
Susan Rice
Herself
George Chignell
Executive Producer
Nicole Stott
Executive Producer
Christopher Clements
Executive Producer
Carolyn Hepburn
Executive Producer
Erich Roland
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Martina Radwan
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  • The arbitrary time frame forces [Greg] Barker into a ceaseless chronology of foreign trips that frustrates any serious consideration of the team's successes (in Cuba and Iran) or failures (in Syria).

    March 10, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Regardless of politics, it's fascinating to see how the White House works.

    January 25, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • "The Final Year" is stirring and saddening, but too well behaved by half; I wanted it to be a little less Steven Pinker and a little more Dwayne Johnson.

    January 22, 2018 | Full Review…
  • As an evocation of on-the-ground political reality, "The Final Year" is a a solid and often entertaining work in much the same wheelhouse as the durable political documentary

    January 19, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • This gripping, full-access account of life inside the White House during the last 12 months of Barack Obama's administration is sobering and heartbreaking.

    January 19, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

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  • At least one viewer wept all the way through the credits.

    January 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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