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  • Summary: Death of a President follows the investigation of the fictional assassination of President George W. Bush in October 2007. Combining real archival footage with a credible but fictional story, this film presents a fascinating and thought-provoking political thriller. (Newmarket Films)
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 30
  2. Negative: 4 out of 30
  1. The movie IS a provocation, but not a glib or ideologically myopic one.
  2. 75
    Many of its fiercest detractors may be surprised to find that it's a far more sobering piece of speculative fiction than they might have imagined.
  3. 75
    Is it a worthwhile movie? Yes, for the most part.
  4. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    50
    Politically noncommittal and dull. But that's exactly the problem with this 90-minute piece of cinematic trompe l'oeil.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    50
    Turns out to be rather less than the sum of its headlines.
  6. By the end, there's nothing to admire except Range's technical virtuosity.
  7. 12
    The only thing that's shocking about Death of a President is how boring it is.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9