• W. (2008)

    Powered by JustWatch

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    W., a biography of President Bush, is fascinating. No other word for it. 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

  • 60
    Bob MondelloNPR

    A surprisingly unsurprising film. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Similar Movies

The World According to Bush
The World According to Bush

William Karel's documentary presents a sharp indictment of George W. Bush and his family. Among other topics, Karel explores how Bush's grandfather managed German companies under Adolf Hitler, how Bus...

The Day Reagan Was Shot
The Day Reagan Was Shot

When John Hinckley Jr. shoots President Ronald Reagan (Richard Crenna), it triggers both medical and political dramas. In the OR, two young doctors summon all of their skills to save the president's l...

Stream Online

In 1977, three years after the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency, Richard Nixon (Frank Langella) selects British TV personality David Frost (Michael Sheen) to conduct a one-on-one, exclusive...

Stream Online