The Brink

Release Date: March 29th, 2019

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

Filmmaker Alison Klayman follows political strategist Stephen K. Bannon as he tries to mobilize and unify far-right parties during the 2018 U.S. midterm elections.

Cast: Stephen K. Bannon

Director: Alison Klayman

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Magnolia Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    This Bannon is a snooze, occasionally making a wry aside but nearly never saying anything unusually smart or new. ... It's hard to see what ordinary viewers at any point on the political spectrum will gain from this particular status report. show more

  • 87
    Todd GilchristTheWrap

    Klayman, an increasingly skilled observer as a documentarian, occasionally succumbs to her own curiosity, or maybe incredulity, to ask him a question about these comments, or positions, but mostly, her quiet, unobtrusive gaze exposes his flaws without requiring interjection. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    What The Brink does best is show the missionary zeal that sustains this eccentric warrior — “this gross-looking Jabba the Hutt drunk” is how he says he was perceived during the 2016 campaign. The film lets him speak for himself, which he does with wry charm, combative zest, scary certainty, unquenchable energy that can’t be explained by all the Red Bulls he gulps, and an ego undiminished by adversity. show more

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