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J.RyanG.Jun 17, 20056An endlessly fascinating movie, but not a great one. There is much going on here, much to be entertained by, much to be happy with. But, alas, there is not one thing, not one very simple truth, to arrive at in the end - that is, other than the notion that our leaders are complex (this, after all, would be a truth that is centuries old). A greater film would probe its characters more deeply and come up with a truth more deep.… Expand
TonyB.Jan 20, 20069This was one of 1998's best films, a sharp political satire that is both very nasty and very funny. Elaine May has written quite a script, and Mike Nichols has directed an excellent cast, all of whom deliver great portrayals. Special honors go to John Travolta, giving one of his best performances, Emma Thompson and Kathy Bates. Many Clinton haters wanted it to go further than it does, and many Clinton devotees felt it went to far. For me, it was just right.… Expand
PatC.Jan 7, 20048Travolta and Thompson are better at playing the Clintons than the Clintons. While this movie exposes them for what they are, it is otherwise as kind to them as can be. It's not that it's inaccurate, but that while being right on the mark it only scratches the surface.