In the Face of Evil: Reagan's War in Word and Deed Image
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39

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  • Summary: Based on Peter Schweizer's acclaimed bestseller, "Reagan's War," this feature-length documentary chronicles the brutal conflict between totalitarianism and freedom as seen through Ronald Reagan's forty-year confrontation with Communism. (American Vantage Media)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Mary Anastasia O'Grady
    70
    The devil had taken Reagan to the mountaintop and offered a world of spoils, from peace prizes to popular acclaim and a glamorous place in history. To reject it took more than guts. It took a man who put freedom ahead of his own glory. This is not a biography but the story of a man who faced off against the 20th century's "heart of darkness" and won.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Dominguez
    63
    Bannon's film makes good use of historical footage to show how a B-list Hollywood actor made the unlikely ascension to commander-in-chief.
  3. Reviewed by: David Blaylock
    60
    Overreaching in many of its laudatory appraisals, the film is mostly GOP-boosting rhetoric in the guise of a dull History Channel special.
  4. This is for the pre-converted, certainly not the left, or even those who consider themselves detached observers.
  5. What this Reagan movie really needed was . . . more Reagan. None of his admirers have his charisma, and none of the footage here is surprising. Fox News could easily produce a better film.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    40
    Archival material -- especially rare B&W Soviet footage -- is a knockout, though the assembly of talking heads, nearly all Reagan loyalists, is predictable and uninspired.
  7. 25
    So over the top that it often plays like a parody.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5

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