Accurate, devastating portrayal of Bush and the main Neocon players
in the late criminal enterprise (7/10)
George Herbert Walker Bush: You didn’t exactly finish up with flying colours in the Air National Guard, junior.
George Herbert Walker Bush: If I remember correctly, you didn’t like the sporting good store. Working for the investment firm wasn’t for you either, or the oil rig job.
Journalist: Mr. President, what place will you have in history?
George W. Bush: History? In history we’ll all be dead!
There’s so much more to this movie than Josh Brolin’s dead ringer simulation of the biggest, baddest wannabe of all time known as George W. Bush, but that’s a good place to start: I’m amazed that Brolin didn’t grab an Academy Award nomination—he did manage to pick up a couple of nominations from other critics’ associations. As a character study, there is none higher. Stanley Weiser’s story obviously comes from meticulous research, but you get the impression the writer practically grew up in the Bush household. Continue reading