The Reagan Show Reviews

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March 21, 2019
Incisive, occasionally surreal...
August 26, 2018
The Reagan Show doesn't give us any insight into what was really beyond the show, working only as a record, if an accurate one, of what people speculated at the time.
February 9, 2018
It doesn't reveal anything totally unknown or surprising about the "performer in chief," but it's packaged in such a compelling manner.
December 28, 2017
Ronald Reagan and his team changed the whole game of American politics by transforming the White House into a movie studio.
December 27, 2017
The Reagan Show is timely on a number of levels.
November 26, 2017
The Reagan Show is a sober reminder of what America is lacking: a politician who can act presidential as the leader of the free world.
October 8, 2017
Interesting enough but not especially insightful or revealing.
October 6, 2017
The Reagan Show will offer a peculiarly potent hit of nostalgia and cultural cringe.
October 6, 2017
This wry documentary focuses on the original entertainer-turned-president and his box of showbiz tricks.
October 5, 2017
If it's hardly a novel perspective on the US presidency, it's nonetheless a compelling one, and one that's especially timely in today's brutal political wars across an ever more complex media and online landscape.
October 5, 2017
The Reagan Show pretty much gives away its entire thesis in its title, but it's fun to trawl through these archive images and it allows us to ponder whether we'll ever really be able to claw through the protective layers of spin.
October 4, 2017
It reminds us what a limited and one-dimensional politician he was - but also what a consummate performer whenever the cameras were in sight.
October 4, 2017
Entertaining if slightly pointless ...
October 4, 2017
This documentary provides an entraining and thought-provoking look at an immensely important public figure.
October 3, 2017
The film's analysis is somewhat superficial, but comparisons to current White House incumbent Donald Trump's vows to "make America great again" are inevitable.
October 2, 2017
Entertaining, insightful and pertinent, The Reagan Show is no nostalgic trip down memory lane; rather, it's a timely reminder that, in modern politics, all the world's a stage (or a Twitter feed).
September 25, 2017
... a provocative and amusing look at President Ronald Reagan's use of television to sell economic plans, missile treaties and, mostly, himself.
August 17, 2017
The Reagan Show wants to demonstrate Ronald Reagan's mastery of the media but there's more than a slight suggestion that Donald Trump is taking cues from the ex-U.S. president.
August 7, 2017
The result is equal parts amusing, upsetting, and apropos with regard to our current political poop show.
July 13, 2017
There is comfort in those rounded corners of the TV frame even as the world moves past appearances.
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