Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Potent and eye-opening documentary.
  2. It's not a hasty, knocked-together promo job--though it is clearly pro-Kerry.
  3. It's obviously meant to help his presidential candidacy - why release it a month before the election, otherwise? - and for the first 7 minutes, it plays like a campaign commercial about young John's integrity, hard work and humble roots.
  4. It's a partisan campaign film, of course, but a subtle one.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. KimR.
    Sep 24, 2005
    10
    It is September 2005, and I cried at the end of this film from an overwheming sense that we have all made a terrible mistake - this man should be in the White House - as our President. Full Review »