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2.6
900 Ratings

W.

Directed by Oliver Stone
United States, 2008
Drama, Biography, Comedy

Synopsis

A chronicle of the life and presidency of George W. Bush.

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W. Directed by Oliver Stone

Awards & Festivals

BFI London Film Festival

2008

Stockholm International Film Festival

2008

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2009 | 2 nominations including: Actor of the Year

Irish Film and Television Awards

2009 | Nominee: Best International Actor

What are people saying?

  • Hunter Duesing's rating of the film W.

    While W. is fun to watch mainly because of dynamite performances from Brolin, Banks, Cromwell, Dreyfuss, and Toby Jones, the timing of this movie makes it instantly erroneous and irrelevant as an interpretation of history. It is simply too close to the events for it to possibly say anything remotely interesting about George Bush, it's a subject that can't be properly examined for a long time.

  • mjgildea's rating of the film W.

    Points for Josh Brolin but the rest of this movie is astonishly boring. All I saw were a bunch of vignettes/dramatic re-enactments from Bush's life that I'd already heard about. I'd expect something more illuminating from Stone.

  • T.J. Royal's rating of the film W.

    I think Josh Brolin gives a more credible presentation of a person in "W." than Bush HIMSELF does whenever the former president goes on TV. (cringes)

  • Partner in der Kriminalität's rating of the film W.

    Not great which was a disappointment as I do like Stone. Missed the ball on several notes. I'm by no means a fan of Bush but I thought they should have included a scene when Bush saluted the soldier. Also Thandie Newton's performance was atrocious. Comparable to Jar Jar...and I'm being generous. Whoever hired her as Condoleezza Rice failed and should be fired. The rest of the acting was good and I did enjoy Brolin.

  • Bret Bynum's rating of the film W.

    One of Oliver Stone's most overlooked masterpieces! A film not for Bush or against Bush, but about Bush. Based mostly on fact, here is a movie not about the bad decisions, but about the man who made those bad decisions. Just like the last shot represents (to me), Bush was set up for so much greatness, but because of things that weren't totally in his control, he failed. And he will forever be tortured by that.

  • IndyLIVE's rating of the film W.

    A film that gets better with each viewing. Oliver Stone is one of the great American filmmakers and this is a triumphant return to form. He has never been afraid to tackle difficult subjects and this is no exception. I have a feeling people will not be able to see this film objectively for some time, but if you can see it that way you find so much humor, keen observation, brilliant acting, and great storytelling.

  • Federico Di Folco's rating of the film W.

    Non molta roba,non è certo lo Stone di qualche anno fà.Sembra essere sempre superficiale,sceglie forse di non urtare la sensibilità repubblicana e disegna una Casa Bianca piena di ingenui provincialotti che hanno solo il difetto di fidarsi dei"cattivoni"dei Servizi.Se si decide di affrontare un tema del genere bisogna osare,altrimenti è meglio fare altro.Dialoghi mosci e scelte mai coraggiose.3*di stima.

  • Noslen's rating of the film W.

    Ora bem. Complicado falar sobre este filme porque não o consegui ver até ao fim. O aborrecimento começou a ser muito e a história da vida de W. Bush é uma sátira de baboseiras escandalosas que apenas reflectem o típico americano e culminam num filme aborrecido e uma narrativa que me entediou aos 53 minutos sobre alguém que não é ninguém. Sinceramente não o recomendo.