Bush's Brain

  • Studio: Tartan
  • Release Date: Aug 27, 2004
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  1. JeffL.
    Nov 29, 2004
    8
    Democrats trying to figure out just what the hell happened on November 2, when one of the worst presidents in U. S. history was re-elected by the slimmest of margins, may find some clues in this well-researched, chilling look at Karl Rove, one of W's most trusted and influential advisors, whose slimy tactics of dirty tricks and innuendo have been a part of the GOP's modus Democrats trying to figure out just what the hell happened on November 2, when one of the worst presidents in U. S. history was re-elected by the slimmest of margins, may find some clues in this well-researched, chilling look at Karl Rove, one of W's most trusted and influential advisors, whose slimy tactics of dirty tricks and innuendo have been a part of the GOP's modus operandi for three decades, most importantly in the elections of Bushes Junior and Senior. The film mainly consists of talking heads, and lacks the satiric grandeur of Fahrenheit 9/11 or powerful momentum of The Hunting of the President. But it's still an instructive look at contemporary American politics, and the kinds of underhanded tactics that voters too often fall for. In particular, the segments on Bush and Rove's below-water smearing of John McCain during the 2000 Republican primaries will leave you no doubt as to the insincerity of McCain's endorsement of Bush's re-election bid; aside from McCain's own future ambitions, it's hard to imagine he wouldn't prefer to punch the guy rather than support him. Expand
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48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. 40
    Constructed out of poorly supported accusations, vague innuendo, and naked emotional appeals, Bush's Brain has a Rove-esque quality of its own.
  2. Introduces us to many who have known, worked and tangled with the man some call Bush's "co-president" during his multi-decade involvement in Republican politics.
  3. 40
    They succeed in presenting a compelling series of dots, to use the current parlance, but they don't succeed in connecting them.