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A.B. II: The Return's rating of the film Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

With his excellent writing ability, keen observation and outspoken nature, Vidal is a terrific subject for a documentary. But, as a cinematic experience, this film feels rather flat. You get sprinklings of Vidal's private life; but, mostly, the filmmakers are just mercilessly pounding the idea "Gore was great!" into your brain for almost 90 minutes, without one word spoken against him.