The Basics: The movie W is about George W. Bush, need I say anything else?

The Good: Josh Brolin is probably the best thing about this movie, he was right on I thought. I also thought Richard Dreyfus was good as Cheney and James Cromwell is always good, he played Bush senior. The quality of the film was good, you know the cinematography and editing.

The Bad: I would never have thought that a movie about the worst president ever would have been so boring, but it was. Also, because of so many actors playing actual living people all I could do the whole movie was think “that’s Thandie Newton playing Condoleezza Rice” so it made it hard to cocentrate on the story, which wasn’t as interesting as I thought it would be. I can’t help but wonder if Oliver Stone took the easy way out with this movie or maybe it seems to me too early to try to make a film like this, it’s all still too new.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆


  1. Hannah

    September 28, 2009 at 10:56 am

    LOL@the picture! I had more than enough of Bush and his idiocy when he was in power, so I don’t think I’d want to see anymore of him. It probably is still too early!

    1. Robin

      September 28, 2009 at 11:27 am

      @Hannah, yes, i wholeheartidly agree.

  2. whall

    September 28, 2009 at 11:19 am

    “worst president ever”? Wow. All that statement tells me is that you probably don’t know your history.

    1. Robin

      September 28, 2009 at 11:26 am

      @whall, I didn’t mean that statement as fact, I meant it more as how he’s viewed in general. I wouldn’t claim to know enough to make an official statement.

  3. Barb

    September 28, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    I kind of wanted to see this movie but it was removed from On Demand before we had a chance. Now I’m glad I didn’t spend the $5.

  4. submom

    September 28, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    I enjoyed the movie more than I thought I would. Richard Dreyfus as Cheney was the highlight for me; now I can’t look at Cheney without thinking of Dreyfus. 😉

  5. Grant

    September 29, 2009 at 10:14 am

    I felt the timing (theatrical release just before the elections) showed it was more of a propaganda tool, which doesn’t mean the film is inaccurate but it places the filmmaker’s intents in doubt. And after two administrations I was already sick of him anyway. Box office numbers seemed to reflect that feeling, although the newspapers tried to play it up as wildly successful. “Wow – it made over $10 million on the opening weekend!”

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