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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A documentary in search of a story. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Humorist and liberal radio talk-show host Al Franken is a funny guy, and most of the people he attacks - Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Dick Cheney - are not. But the joke was on him when George Bush won re-election in 2004. show more

  • 63
    Marta Barber Miami Herald

    Listening to O'Reilly, Anne Coulter and others vilify Franken -- and vice versa -- is part of the dialogue that makes America great. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A lot of preaching to the converted. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Neither a profile nor a critique, though, the film's only focus is its subject's mild self-regard. show more

  • 50
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Most of this doc is content to wander through Franken's recent show-biz resume, to no particular end. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The film ends before Franken can actually take the step from commentator to participant, which adds to its overall unfinished and unfocused air. show more

  • 50
    Ethan Alter Premiere

    It's great that the comedian felt the call of a higher office, but it's a call that apparently only he can hear. show more

  • 30
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Neither as adroitly funny as Franken's comic routines, nor as notable as his conversion to the fine art of politics, this is a 90-minute "What If?" with no discernible answer. show more

  • 75
    Peter Rainer Christian Science Monitor

    Less a documentary than a love fest for Al Franken, this scattershot movie, shot over two years, follows the zigzag trail of political satirist Al Franken as he feuds with Bill O'Reilly, campaigns against George W. Bush, and helps establish Air America. show more

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