• Released
  • May 15, 1998
  • R , 1 hr 48 min
Bulworth Synopsis
A U.S. senator suffering a nervous breakdown begins using rap to express his shocking new views.
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Critic Ratings

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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Beatty has fashioned a hilarious morality tale that delivers a surprisingly potent, angry message beneath the laughs.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Warren Beatty's uproariously rude Bulworth is 90% triumph.
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88

New York Daily News

A brilliant and astounding black comedy.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
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...
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
It has the audacity that “Primary Colors” should have displayed, but was afraid to. Bulworth is willing to openly offend to get...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Warren Beatty's Bulworth made me laugh -- and wince.
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80

Mr. Showbiz

In a season of mechanized spectacle and brain-dead comedies, Bulworth is a brave and bracing exception.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
To his credit, Beatty has designed Bulworth along the classic lines of Shakespeare's Fool -- the antic truth-speaker who has the ear of the...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's a tease of a satire that never really follows through on its audacious premise.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By
The movie hits the ground running, so Beatty the actor is forced to go all out from the start.
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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Smug but fun political satire for adults only.
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