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Based on 22 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 4 )
  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    An intriguing document, and the first significant film ever made about a former U.S. president. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Though not exactly a valentine to the octogenarian Nobel Peace Prize winner, the film is a lovingly rendered, candid and intimate portrait. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Uncritical, but not unaffecting. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    There is no doubting Jonathan Demme's admiration for our 39th President: It's apparent from the opening scenes. show more

  • 50
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    Blandly interesting. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Shows a man whose beliefs, both political and religious, seem to reinvigorate him; he even carries his own luggage in airports and hotels. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    A documentary that falls somewhere between overlong and compelling as it follows the 39th president on his controversial book tour. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The minutiae of Carter's book tour isn't always enthralling, but his personality drives the film: pious, stubborn, devoted to his wife, curious, professional, warm and yet slightly removed from the fray, conciliatory, meticulous, self-effacing, funny, decent, intellectually rigorous and firmly committed to his positions. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    Carter comes off as compassionate and intelligent. But the complex issues brought up in his book don’t get much more than a superficial debate. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    A bit of a docu-mess. show more

  • January 10, 2012 AYIBOBO
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    This is what Democracy looks Like !

  • May 22, 2008 kfoxbennett
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    Both book and documentary are balanced. The only incentive of both Jimmy Carter and Jonathan Demme is to get an honest and balanced picture out there, concerning Palestine! It is about time! Only people who fear the truth will disparage their efforts.KFB

  • May 22, 2008 Gail
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    This album is the finest work I have ever heard from an instrumentalist of John's caliber. After having met him and some of his musician's it is clear that his gift of music is God given and the deepest part of his soul. Truly a blessing mixing the different parts of the world and bringing them all together. Truly enchanting.

  • May 22, 2008 MARK
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    This disgrace of an x-president needs to go back to his peanuts and shut up.

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