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Critics Kind of Dig the W. by daaaaaniel
October 12, 2008, 8:33 pm
Filed under: movies, Politics | Tags: , , ,

The latest Josh Brolin vehicle, W., is surprisingly getting uniformly decent reviews from critics. I definitely expected them to bring the hatchet down on it, but this is good news. Although I haven’t seen any of Oliver Stone’s past presidential flicks, I’m really stoked to see W. Stone calls it a story about how “[t]his guy who is basically a bum becomes president of the United States,” and from the trailer and reviews it seems to be a story about Bush the person much more than Bush the president, if that makes any sense. Today’s New York Times review has some nice quotes from Stone about his thinking going into it, and makes the case that his other political movies were so over-the-top biased that Stone mostly just stuck to the facts with this one.

Dan Sugarman

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