• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 14, 2012
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Mark Feeney
    Jun 13, 2012
    60
    41 is less an example of close and personal than up-close and fawning.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jun 14, 2012
    40
    Picking up a copy of the Washington Post from any day in his presidency would likely provide more insight into the man who led the Free World when the Berlin Wall fell and later launched the first Gulf War.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jun 13, 2012
    75
    Yes, indeed, a love letter this is, but 41 is better than rank puffery because it also takes the full measure of Bush.
  4. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Jun 13, 2012
    25
    A puffy documentary by Jeffrey Roth about President George H.W. Bush that ends up being a boring and uninformative disservice to the former president.
  5. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    Jun 13, 2012
    70
    The documentary doesn't pretend to be anything other than a homage to a good man who served his country well in war and peace.
  6. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jun 14, 2012
    50
    So hard-hitting it's not.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 13, 2012
    60
    Producer/director/co-writer Jeffrey Roth spent extensive time with the man and endeavors to humanize him, but ultimately delivers a film long on biography and short on insight.
  8. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jun 13, 2012
    60
    The result is a gentle, respectful and thorough biography that is 100 minutes of no news and no fresh insights.

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