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Based on 30 Reviews
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  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Shopworn propaganda. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Depictions of an aide talking about her hospital vigil and her words of comfort to a distraught Laura Bush are creepy and exploitative -- and borderline disgusting. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Though the blending of archival footage into a faux documentary is occasionally clever, ultimately it's banal and unconvincing. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The film is cannily made. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    D.O.A.P. would be more effective, and more entertaining, if it took a cue from "Dr. Strangelove" and used Sterling Hayden's paranoid, quick-triggered Brig. Gen. Jack D. Ripper as the model for Cheney to get more outlandish behavior from him. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    As convincing as the manipulated footage of the President's death in Chicago in October 2007 is, the movie itself cannot be more unconvincing in its approach. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Given the controversy, which strongly suggested that the filmmakers had it in for President Bush, the film's biggest shocker may be how kind Range and coscreenwriter Simon Finch are to him. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    A masterly piece of documentary chicanery that kills George W. Bush without once pandering to his legions of ill-wishers. show more

  • 50
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The flaw in Death of a President isn't one of morality. It's one of dramatic interest. show more

  • 50
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Aside from satisfying some kind of ghoulish curiosity about how such an incident could possibly happen, there's precious little in Death of a President to justify the extremity of its central conceit. show more

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