• Bulworth (1998)


Release Date: May 15th, 1998

DVD Release Date: March 16th, 1999

R |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

Jay Bulworth (Warren Beatty), a financially ruined senator, is now disillusioned with politics. The forlorn statesman orders a contract killing -- the target himself -- so his family will be able to collect a fortune from his insurance policy. Facing imminent death, a devil-may-care Bulworth speaks his mind in public, forsaking platitudes for honest but controversial observations. But when he falls in love with a hip young woman (Halle Berry), Bulworth urgently rethinks his impending murder.

Cast: Warren Beatty, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Oliver Platt, Paul Sorvino, Jack Warden, Isaiah Washington, Joshua Malina

Director: Warren Beatty

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Brash, Amusing, Love, Witty, Los Angeles, Transformation, Office, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Warren Beatty's Bulworth made me laugh -- and wince. show more

  • 100
    Edward GuthmannSan Francisco Chronicle

    Beatty has fashioned a hilarious morality tale that delivers a surprisingly potent, angry message beneath the laughs. show more

  • 88
    Mark CaroChicago Tribune

    His movie isn't a surgical attack at this problem and that; it's a cluster bomb intended to reap destruction, make a mess and jolt all who see it to react. show more

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Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)