Bush's Brain

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  • Summary: This documentary examines the relationship between George W. Bush and Karl Rove, one of his closest advisors.


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  1. Positive: 6 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. The film is a damning look at a key Bush operative.
  2. 75
    One of the better political documentaries flooding into theaters after "Fahrenheit 9/11" and before the election.
  3. 70
    Full of enough legitimate red meat to incense salivating Democrats who can't wait to tear into a pound of Bush's flesh in November. Yet, this film should truly frighten partisans on both sides of the aisle.
  4. I’m not sure that depicting Rove as a demonic Wizard of Oz does much more than stir righteous indignation among the already indignant. A more pertinent and challenging mission would have been to show just how the public can be gulled by Rove's dirty tricks in the same ways again and again.
  5. The movie feels like a rush job and at times its tactics are as suspect as those attributed to its subject. But when it comes to political strategy trumping policy in the Bush White House, it makes its case.
  6. 40
    Constructed out of poorly supported accusations, vague innuendo, and naked emotional appeals, Bush's Brain has a Rove-esque quality of its own.
  7. 20
    Distributors are clearly scraping the bottom of the barrel with this flimsy exposé of presidential adviser Karl Rove.

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