An Unreasonable Man Reviews

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September 26, 2020
George Bernard Shaw once noted that it would take an unreasonable man to change the world. Love him or hate him, Ralph Nader is an unreasonable man.
May 21, 2020
Mantel's wonderful new Nader film, An Unreasonable Man is never able to crack the mystery of Nader's own ascetic life, although hairpins are dropped.
January 29, 2020
An Unreasonable Man may not convince Nader's critics... but it remains a worthwhile examination of another side to a commonplace perception of Nader.
December 18, 2010
Compelling Nader docu isn't just for lefties.
May 10, 2007
...the career of consumer advocate Ralph Nader, in an adoring hagiography...
May 2, 2007
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.
April 20, 2007
It can't help but remind us that the man Nader prevented from becoming president has since been more instrumental in the war on environmental pollution than any other public figure. Irony abounds.
April 11, 2007
Ralph Nader gives and he takes away.
April 9, 2007
... the not-so-subtle message of the movie is that the unreasonableness that gave us seat belts and clean air also gave us Bush, Iraq and the neo-conservative nightmare.
April 7, 2007
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.
April 6, 2007
It's that willingness, even eagerness, to put in such passionate contrary viewpoints that distinguishes "An Unreasonable Man" from the usual political documentary.
March 31, 2007
An Unreasonable Man doubles as both a thinkpiece and a sympathetic portrait of its subject. But like Nader, the film is a little long-winded and infuriatingly single-minded.
March 29, 2007
Unlike most recent documentaries, An Unreasonable Man doesn't just preach to the choir.
March 26, 2007
this incisive and often surprising documentary captures a man of true and deeply held convictions without creating a hagiography
March 21, 2007
[K]ind of sad, and kind of telling -- this truly is a man who has dedicated his life to his work, and his work is us...
March 16, 2007
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.
March 16, 2007
An Unreasonable Man pays true homage to a man of vehemently held ideas by forcing us to engage our brains at the same high level of consciousness.
March 9, 2007
Manages to launch a heated argument between Nader's supporters and a few detractors.
March 9, 2007
For most of an entertaining 122 minutes, the film simply tells the story of Nader's life and chronicles his struggles and crusades.
March 2, 2007
Despite Mantel's ties to Rader, the film seems fairly balanced.
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