The nation's first mentally challenged president (and not in a huggy, gentle Special Olympics way like my late brother) gets the Oliver Stone treatment...while we laughed at his charmling mangling of Americanese, Dubya ignored warnings of threats, then, when threats resolved into horror, started wars based on false/shoddy evidence, avoided impeachment/the ICC, and, the coup de gross, began a 1-person human zoo, shhhh
Whilst some of the performances are fun (though nothing that wasn't bettered on SNL), I still don't understand what drove Oliver Stone to make this film and I don't think he knew either. Tries to attack and humanise "dubya" at the same time. The political landscape has changed so much now that this flawed film has been consigned to curio status.
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.
Bush was the most satirized president of my lifetime. After eight years of hearing impressions of him and his cabinet I had a hard time taking any of these performances seriously. Which was no fault of the actors, to me it seemed like one long unfunny SNL skit. It wasn't nearly crazy enough either, c'mon Ollie I was expecting some totally wacky take on Dubya, not some balanced sympathetic bore.
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.
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.
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.