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W. Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
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
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Neil Pond
American Profile
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
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 16, 2011
Brolin outdoes himself in the title role.
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
September 25, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nick Rogers
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
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 25, 2009
Uma mistura de documentário e esquete do Saturday Night Live.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Sydney Morning Herald
March 6, 2009
It's a film with a shelf life, I think. Unlike W himself, it should mature over time.
Evan Williams
The Australian
March 6, 2009
An absorbing and weirdly enjoyable portrait of a slight, meritless man and his calamitous presidency.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Fear
Time Out Sydney
February 27, 2009
Endeavours this even-handed and entertaining shouldn't be "misunderestimated."
| Original Score: 4/6
Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)
February 27, 2009
More character piece than the expected tragedy or parody, W. is surprisingly good fun.
Vicky Roach
Daily Telegraph (Australia)
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
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
February 27, 2009
It's interesting, it's well done, but that's about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
February 20, 2009
First and foremost, W. dazzles by Josh Brolin's astounding performance, but the film itself entertains and engages thoroughly from start to finish.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
February 20, 2009
A movie that's like a photo album made of moving pictures, focusing on his early, untamed life, the extraordinary turnaround and finally the first term.
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
February 12, 2009
Rather simplistic and reductive, but something tells me Oliver Stone didn't mind it turning out that way.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 1, 2009
W. is the October surprise. The movie won't change anybody's ideas about the values of the last eight years. But it may make some of us think differently about their protagonist. If one expects -- or demands -- a Liberal screed against G.W. Bush, t
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Humanick
November 28, 2008
When [Stone] looks into Bush's eyes... he's reflecting on the long, tormented nights of many an American soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
November 20, 2008
Josh Brolin develops an ingenious physical tic that encompasses the President: He talks with his mouth full, like a man who's bitten off more than he can chew.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
November 12, 2008
... while not the ideological lambasting many probably expected, it's nonetheless not a portrait the subject himself would find flattering.
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