Al Franken: God Spoke

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  • Summary: This documentary takes a hilarious look behind the front lines of the media wars during the most contentious election in recent history. But ultimately, the film is a personal drama of transformation, as Al Franken leaves his comedy days behind and moves from his seat in the sidelines toThis documentary takes a hilarious look behind the front lines of the media wars during the most contentious election in recent history. But ultimately, the film is a personal drama of transformation, as Al Franken leaves his comedy days behind and moves from his seat in the sidelines to become a contender inside the political ring. (Balcony Releasing) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. Less a documentary than a love fest for Al Franken, this scattershot movie, shot over two years, follows the zigzag trail of political satirist Al Franken as he feuds with Bill O'Reilly, campaigns against George W. Bush, and helps establish Air America.
  2. 67
    The film ends with Franken contemplating a run for U.S. Senate, but it's clear that his political campaign began long ago.
  3. Humorist and liberal radio talk-show host Al Franken is a funny guy, and most of the people he attacks - Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Dick Cheney - are not. But the joke was on him when George Bush won re-election in 2004.
  4. Most of this doc is content to wander through Franken's recent show-biz resume, to no particular end.
  5. Even his fans may find themselves frustrated, since the film observes Mr. Franken closely without generating much insight into him.
  6. Reviewed by: Ethan Alter
    50
    It's great that the comedian felt the call of a higher office, but it's a call that apparently only he can hear.
  7. 30
    Neither as adroitly funny as Franken's comic routines, nor as notable as his conversion to the fine art of politics, this is a 90-minute "What If?" with no discernible answer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Miya
    Jun 8, 2007
    9
    Al Franken is many things. Snob? Maybe Goofy? Yeah, pretty much Arrogant? Not that I can tell Mean? Definitely not. - This guy is a writer Al Franken is many things. Snob? Maybe Goofy? Yeah, pretty much Arrogant? Not that I can tell Mean? Definitely not. - This guy is a writer and actor for heaven sakes and he's Jewish. What did you expect? Now he takes on politics. His jokes are often a bit lame, but his intentions and actions speak volumes as evidenced on this DVD. Franken lives the message he preaches. I can't think of anyone who has given so much of himself to the GI's in Iraq and Afghanistan. And you know, they love him because they can tell he really cares. - You can say what you want about Al Franken, but he's tops in my book. Expand
  2. IanB
    Oct 9, 2006
    9
    Al comes across as warm, intelligent and caring. He was especially effective dissecting right wing propaganda to college kids. I saw an early Al comes across as warm, intelligent and caring. He was especially effective dissecting right wing propaganda to college kids. I saw an early cut with Ann Coulter being an idiot, but she make the directors cut those scenes. I can understand why! Expand
  3. RickW.
    Oct 3, 2006
    7
    Good enough, but could be better. Franken is better than this movie.
  4. JonB.
    Sep 13, 2006
    1
    Elitist snob diatribe. Boring. How he's made it this far is amazing. He's goofy.

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