• W. (2008)


Release Date: October 17th, 2008

DVD Release Date: February 10th, 2009

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: Biography , Docudrama

Production Co: Ixtlan Corporation, Moritz Borman

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Father, Fascinating, 1980s, 2000s, 1970s, Transformation, Rise, Rousing, 1990s, Family, Tense, 1960s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    In spite of Josh Brolin's heroic efforts, W. is a skin-deep biopic that revels in its antic shallowness. show more

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    It's a gutsy movie but not necessarily a good one. Its greatest strength is that it wants to talk about what's on our minds right now and not wait for historians. show more

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Unlike the filmmaker's previous stabs at presidential biopic-ing and conspiracy theorizing - "JFK" and "Nixon" - this one doesn't have the luxury of historical perspective. show more

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