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This fascinating documentary examines the issues raised by Nader's runs for the presidency...that shone a powerful light into our grubby political shadows, and also played a part...that twice put George W. Bush into the White House.
You may walk away from it still wondering why Nader persisted in running for president in 2004 after being repeatedly begged not to. But, whether or not you admire the decision, the film forces you to admire the determination with which Nader made it.
The first half of the movie is an absorbing study of this part of Nader's public life, and then it switches -- as he did -- to politics, where the results for both him and the picture are less cheerful.
Though filled with talking heads and clocking in at two full hours, it's thoroughly involving, and its two-part structure explicitly balances Nader's phenomenal career as an anticorporate gadfly in the 60s and 70s with his role in the election of [Bush].
Surely, Ralph Nader deserves better press than he's been getting ever since the 2004 elections -- and the legendary consumer advocate and so-called presidential spoiler receives his due, from both sides, in the documentary An Unreasonable Man.
An Unreasonable Man wears away at preconceived notions, reminding you that, whatever conventional politicians may promise, they don't move anywhere unless uncompromising people such as Nader keep pulling their lapels and prodding their consciences.
If the film shows that few men are as unreasonable as Ralph Nader, it also shows that few have so succeeded in shaping their world: His legacy of progressive legislation will affect generations to come.
The film, directed by Henriette Mantel and Steve Skrovan, does a brilliant job of putting his 2000 run for president in context -- to show how consistent it was with everything he has stood for in his remarkable career.