W. Synopsis
The life and controversial presidency of George W. Bush (Josh Brolin).
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
A measured and thoughtful meditation on a leader who, this terrific movie believes, inadvertently made the world as roiling as his soul.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
In the end, W. makes up in immediacy what it lacks in objectivity.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The performances are good (some scarily realistic), and the movie is enjoyable to watch. But as a probing analysis of the 43rd president, it...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
When it works, W. can take your breath away. When it doesn't, you can feel Stone still working out his feelings toward the man.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Whatever you think of Dubya, he has balls. The movie doesn't.
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60

NPR

By Bob Mondello
A surprisingly unsurprising film.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The intrepid one is the outstanding Josh Brolin, who does such a phenomenal job in the title role that he carries every scene he's in to a...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
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...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Unlike the filmmaker's previous stabs at presidential biopic-ing and conspiracy theorizing - "JFK" and "Nixon" - this one doesn't have the...
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
In spite of Josh Brolin's heroic efforts, W. is a skin-deep biopic that revels in its antic shallowness.
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very surprising

By randypagan
I am a conservative christian republican. i got a chance to see an advanced screening of this movie and it seems to be a pretty accurate recounting of the past 8 years. The big secret among...

W

By hippydippygal
ANOTHER HOLLYWOOD LIBERAL STAB AT THE PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENCY...BORING! WHEN IS THE BILL CLINTON MOVIE COMING OUT? NOW THAT WOULD BE JUICY, SHOW THAT CORRUPTION....LYING, DOING NOTHING WHEN THIS...

don't believe the lie, and remember this

By monkjc
In his review of W, "randypagan" says: "I am a conservative christian republican." In his review of Religulous, "randypagan" says: "People that use the term "almighty god" in thier reviews are...

gotta see it ...

By violetdc
love Ollie's movies ......

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By jamm99
Jist finished seeing the movie and it was definitely better than i expected and judging by the audience reaction in the theatre, i'm not the only one who enjoyed it. There was applause at the end of...

SHAME ON OLIVER!

By Joomp
How dare Oliver Stone depict George W. Bush as a gullible, naive and simplistic President. Stone depicted Bush as a Born Again Christian who is lead by his beliefs. When in fact everyone knows Bush...

They don't call him Stone for nothing.

By yellamo
I have to laugh at some of these reviews. Anyone who takes a Stone movie serious is an idiot. This is a typical Oliver Stone movie..short on facts and long on BS. This guy rewrites history in ALL his...

Saw a pre-screen

By ptaz
A W F U L use of time and terrible use of film. Don't waste your money on this insanity....

My President Right or Wrong

By muviesschmuvies
It's interesting how quickly other Republicans attacked the reviewer who said he was a conservative Christian Republican but had found the movie "pretty factual". Apparently, we're supposed to...

maybe

By Naterbugb
This movie seems like one that somebody should go to just for kicks. It doesnt really make an empression on me....

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Rated PG-13 | For language including sexual references, some alcohol abuse, smoking and brief disturbing war images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Tepid telling of 43rd president's rise to power.
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