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Rated PG-13 for language including sexual references, some alcohol abuse, smoking and brief disturbing war images.

PG-13 In Theaters 10/17/2008 , 129min.
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Critic score based on 36 reviews

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February 25, 2009
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
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
no good.
January 01, 2009
If you never new George W was president and this was pure fiction you would see a story of a man that was spoiled, selfish and totally unworthy of the highest office in our country. Everyone should see this one. What an eye opener. The movie itself was pretty good but nothing great.
November 26, 2008
After Stone went to Cuba and hugged Castro, I'm surprised he hasn't made a hagiographic life of El Supremo yet. Someday Hollywood will realize that infantile tantrums that indulge one's political agenda may feel good to the producers and directors, but they're embarrasing to observers.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
Why this movie -- a rushed, wildly uneven, tonally jumbled caricature -- and why now? Full Review
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. Full Review
Dana Stevens
Like Tina Fey's Sarah Palin, Stone's George Bush gets his best lines straight from the source. Full Review
James Berardinelli
Superficial, uninformative, and inert, this two hour snoozefest isn't even inflammatory enough to stoke a righteous anti-Bush brushfire. W. does for recent history what Oliver Stone's epic "Alexander" did for ancient times. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
In spite of Josh Brolin's heroic efforts, W. is a skin-deep biopic that revels in its antic shallowness. Full Review

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