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FILM DETAILS
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Cast
James Cromwell
Ellen Burstyn
Josh Brolin
Elizabeth Banks
Jeffrey Wright
Thandie Newton
Ioan Gruffudd
Richard Dreyfuss
Directors
Oliver Stone
Screenwriters
Stanley Weiser
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Oliver Stone beats around the Bush


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Plot
It’s 2002 and the War On Terror is gearing up. Which is good timing for 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush (Josh Brolin), as he’s also determined to finish the job he feels his “poppy”, 41st President of the United States George H. W. Bush (James Cromwell), didn’t: getting Saddam Hussein out of Iraq.


Verdict
Disappointing. Stone whipped this out in time for the US Presidential election, but it’s hard to see how it’ll make any significant impact on voters. Or why it even should.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

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