Bulworth

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75

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Universal acclaim- based on 46 Ratings

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  • Summary: A 'tragic-farce,' Bulworth takes a comedic look at race and class in the United States, campaign finance, and the power of big money and media in America. [Twentieth Century Fox]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Beatty has fashioned a hilarious morality tale that delivers a surprisingly potent, angry message beneath the laughs.
  2. This political satire that's as fresh and exhilarating as anything we've seen come out of Hollywood in quite some time.
  3. 88
    It has the audacity that “Primary Colors” should have displayed, but was afraid to. Bulworth is willing to openly offend to get its point across. That's something that “Primary Colors” was nervous about doing.
  4. Reviewed by: Chris Gore
    80
    Bulworth has the distinction of being the only summer movie that might make you think and for that, it definitely deserves ample praise.
  5. This is a great liberal movie, which is to say, it will be loved most passionately by great liberals, and despised by the conservatives it contemptuously fails to notice.
  6. The New Republic
    Reviewed by: Stanley Kauffmann
    70
    Beatty himself is high wattage, revved up, sharp in his comic timing, gleaming with eagerness to put his film across. As director, he carries on from where he left off in “Reds;” he is sure and fluent, and occasionally he tips his hat to the past. [June 8, 1998]
  7. The movie hits the ground running, so Beatty the actor is forced to go all out from the start.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Mar 9, 2016
    8
    A brilliant political satire, Bulworth is hysterical and incredibly politically poignant. Criticizing all elements of the American politicalA brilliant political satire, Bulworth is hysterical and incredibly politically poignant. Criticizing all elements of the American political system, Bulworth gleefully pulls back the cover of how little these politicians care about anybody who does not make them rich. Warren Beatty is brilliant in this off-beat and quirky comedy, as are Halle Berry and Don Cheadle. The writing is great and the characterizations equally so. However, my favorite part was certainly the little touches throughout. I don't really have a specific example, but images in the background or a small reference here and there that were absolutely fantastic. In its use of sight gags, Bulworth is similar to an Abrahams, Zucker, and Zucker, 80s comedy, except politically focused. Overall, Bulworth is a fantastic film that really skewers the government, its lies, and how much it really sells its soul to get rich. Expand
  2. Apr 10, 2015
    4
    What starts out as an apt satire on the politician's role in American society spirals off into a muddled, politically sketchy head-scracther,What starts out as an apt satire on the politician's role in American society spirals off into a muddled, politically sketchy head-scracther, featuring God-awful ADR/mixing and a fundamentally unsatisfying conclusion. Expand

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