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  • Summary: This documentary examines the relationship between George W. Bush and Karl Rove, one of his closest advisors.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. A skeptical view of George W. Bush's chief political strategist, Karl Rove, using argumentative strategies common to agenda-driven documentaries.
  2. 75
    Potent if hardly evenhanded documentary.
  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. Whether or not Bush's Brain makes its case against Mr. Rove, the movie leaves you with the sickening feeling that it's no longer possible in American politics to stay out of the gutter unless, of course, you want to lose. Dirty politics work.
  5. 50
    The campaign's latest scare doc takes its title, Bush's Brain, and much of its argument from the portrait of political operative and bogeyman Karl Rove published last year by a pair of Dallas newsmen.
  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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