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PG-13| 2 hr. 11 min.

Plot Summary
Flashbacks to key events in his life reveal the rise of George W. Bush from ne'er-do-well party boy and son of privilege to president of the United States. After trading in booze for religion, George mends his aimless ways and sets his sights first on the Texas governorship, then on the presidency. But the country's involvement in the Iraq war decreases his approval rating.

Cast: Josh Brolin , Elizabeth Banks , Ellen Burstyn , James Cromwell , Toby Jones , Richard Dreyfuss , Thandie Newton , Jeffrey Wright

Director: Oliver Stone

Genres: Docudrama, Biography

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

W. (2008)

Release Date: October 17th, 2008|2 hr. 11 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 83 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Whatever you think of Dubya, he has balls. The movie doesn't. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    In the end, W. makes up in immediacy what it lacks in objectivity. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The performances are good (some scarily realistic), and the movie is enjoyable to watch. But as a probing analysis of the 43rd president, it falls short. show more

  • February 25, 2009 TruxR4Girls07
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    If you are considering seeing this movie it's simple.... if you are an Obama fan and/or Bush hater, you'll think it's great. If you are not, you'll find it to be a complete mockery of President George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice, and more subtlely but still there, born again Christians. It portrays President Bush and Condoleezza Rice complete idiots. Amazing.

  • February 24, 2009 Dollsarebest
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    I kept waiting for the movie to start. About 90 minutes into it, it finally did... but I agree with the Onion's review which stated that instead of going in to paint Bush's life with strokes, even broad ones, Stone gave us a paint roller of a portrayal. I didn't find it as worthy as Stone's other films.

  • January 15, 2009 Andrepeyinghaus
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    no good.

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