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W. Reviews

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January 31, 2018
The trouble, basically, is that this film just doesn't know what it is about. Is it about dynasty? Imperialism? Ambition? The dark side of democracy? What? And, consequently, you are just not made to care about any of it.
December 26, 2017
Like Bush's presidency, it seems lost: it lacks direction. W. could very well stand for why?
August 22, 2017
Director Oliver Stone may be off his nut, but you have to give him credit for what he brings to the big screen.
June 14, 2016
Not only does W. fail as both drama and comedy, it's unclear which sequences are meant to be which.
November 6, 2012
Neither a smear campaign nor propaganda piece, but rather a fascinating look at one of the more controversial presidents in recent memory that may end up changing your perspective on the Bush you only thought you knew.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 28, 2011
No matter which way your political stripes run, W. won't likely rub them the wrong way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 16, 2011
Brolin outdoes himself in the title role.
January 25, 2010
Stone's film is like an affectionate kick in the groin of a good old boy you'd like to have a beer with, or with W today, a near Beer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
August 30, 2009
I'm unsure who W. will really appeal to: It's a poor historical document; it's not nasty enough for people who hate Bush and too nasty for the few still supporting him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 26, 2009
Stone's filmmaking fails to charge the narrative with the needed turmoil
June 17, 2009
Aided by an Oscar-worthy turn from Josh Brolin, what "W." attempts is something far bolder than badgering. Instead, Oliver Stone spews a subtler invective than normal here - insightful and indicting of a country's complicity up to a point.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 25, 2009
Uma mistura de documentário e esquete do Saturday Night Live.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 6, 2009
It's a film with a shelf life, I think. Unlike W himself, it should mature over time.
March 6, 2009
Stone and screenwriter Stanley Weiser have little...to offer us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 6, 2009
An absorbing and weirdly enjoyable portrait of a slight, meritless man and his calamitous presidency.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 27, 2009
Endeavours this even-handed and entertaining shouldn't be "misunderestimated."
| Original Score: 4/6
February 27, 2009
An interesting post-mortem on the still warm corpse of a presidency, but not top-shelf Oliver Stone.
February 27, 2009
More character piece than the expected tragedy or parody, W. is surprisingly good fun.
February 27, 2009
Part satire, part biopic, part behind-the scenes political drama, W gets stranded in a no-man's land somewhere in between.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2009
It's interesting, it's well done, but that's about it.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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