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Bill Maher - The Decider (2007)

Bill Maher  |  NR |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Bill Maher
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: Unknown
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: HBO Studios
  • DVD Release Date: November 20, 2007
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000VT6ZWM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #171,455 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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  • Bonus: Bill Maher finds a purpose in life

Editorial Reviews

Superstar comedian/writer Bill Maher, one of the most highly credited comic minds today, is back in an all-new solo HBO comedy special performed live. Maher, known for his sharp wit, offers his candid and hilarious opinions on a wide range of social and political issues including sex, drugs, Iraq, immigration, President Bush, and much more in this can't miss special.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get Ready for Maher Mayhem March 10, 2009
In "The Decider" Bill Maher is very funny and biting in this stand-up assault and skewering of then-President Bush. He knows his facts and marshals them against Republicans, organized religions, drug companies, and Bush 43. (It anticipates his recent movie release "Religulous.") It's a series of hard-hitting, obscene, and rapid fire jokes.
President Clinton comes off fairly well, although I've always thought he would make a perfect target for an all-out assault. If you're a right wing zealot, you'd better avoid this full frontal attack. Maher extols the virtues of condoms. If you're going to attack the right wingers, you might as well hit all the bases.
Surprisingly there is not too much about Vice-president Cheney except his poor aim when hunting. If you're a Bush-basher, a true Democrat, a libertarian, or an agnostic, you'll probably love this. I found it profanely and profoundly hilarious. Political satire has been a rare breed in recent years, and we need more of it to keep us honest and alert.
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26 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If we can't have Bill Hicks... November 1, 2007
...then give we the people Bill Maher..! I've been a casual fan of Maher for years. Don't always agree with him, but I always laugh with him.

Well, this show is simply a cut above. He's magnificent. This is more proof that he's still at (or coming up on) his peak both as a comedian and bull**** inspector.

I'm not sure that anybody is slinging more insightful, eviscerating, and dead-eye accurate slugs of truth than this man, here.

Do the facts a favor: see The Decider. And I don't mean the Commander Guy.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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I like Bill Maher but never take the time to search his shows out. After stumbling across this one on TV and spending 60 minutes laughing and wondering how I can translate all of his right on observations to my friends. I came on line to purchase it. I've never seen Bill do true stand up and this was highly entertaining. After just enough conservative observations (and when I say observations I mean side splitting humor) he moves on to general life observations that let you know how "In touch with the american people" he really is.

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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bill is Right on about Bush!!! December 20, 2007
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Not Bills Best but still hilarious and so on target about Bush! I would agree...he is brutally honest and politically up front! Worth owning! You won't be sorry and you'll get your money's worth in laughter.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow - what have I been missing? July 24, 2008
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I've heard of Bill Maher, never seen his show, but have been curious about him. When I saw The Decider on HBO, I was amazed at how good his stand up comedy is. His timing is dead on. He's a very sharp guy who doesn't just make you laugh, but also gets you thinking. His refreshing wit can sting (die-hard Bush followers will probably react predictably to it) but it's smart, funny, and, to the chagrin of genuine patriots, carries quite a bit of truth -- how we wish it weren't so.

Some of my favorite lines: (----- minor spoiler -----)

"The comedic gods are smiling on me tonight, because I have been saying for the longest time that George W. Bush ... must set a timetable ... for pulling his head out of his [you know what]. And today they actually went in and looked for it! [Colorectal exam.] And they didn't find it, so now we don't know WHERE it is. But we should feel thankful: it's the first time we've heard the words 'Bush', 'Operation', and 'Success' in the same sentence."

"Bush says future history will be kind to him. Yeah, it's JUST US HERE IN THE PRESENT who don't get it! What is he, the Van Gogh of presidents?"

"He says 'They're still debatin' our FIRST president.' No we aren't! The nation's capital is named after him. He's on the One! He's on Mount Rushmore. His nickname is 'FATHER OF THE COUNTRY'. I think the jury's in on George Washington."

"When you pull his string, one of the 5 things that Bush says is, 'We used to think oceans would protect us.' No we didn't! YOU did! YOU thought that. We've known that our enemies discovered boats and flying machines a long time ago."

The timing and inflection are lost in the above, of course, so it doesn't really do justice to his act.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars funny, funny and intelligent February 16, 2008
you'll love it, you'll laugh. His takes on Bush are side splitting. EXCELLENT!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hysterical November 11, 2008
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I love Bill Maher and this stand up was one of his best yet!
Makes you think and laugh at the same time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cool show! December 27, 2013
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Now this guy Bill Maher is completely out of my universe, but I thoroughly enjoyed watching this show. You'll laugh your ass off!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars You Gotta Love Bill Maher
This is an hour-long stand-up routine done in Boston in 2007. As a bonus, his encore on the show is included, where he reads from "The Purpose Driven Life" which was written by... Read more
Published on May 13, 2012 by Barbara Frederick
5.0 out of 5 stars Greate comedy
If you enjoy good, informative commentary, this is a little different. While it is accurate in its depiction of the ex-president, it is also very funny! I highly recommend it.
Published on April 30, 2011 by Charles T. Bell
5.0 out of 5 stars My stress reliever
I have a small plaque on my dining room table that says "Laugh often," and if there's ever a day that goes by that I can't find anything amusing, I'm quick to watch an old "Real... Read more
Published on November 19, 2010 by Shamontiel L. Vaughn
5.0 out of 5 stars Bush LOL
This is for people like me who does not get tired of making fun of Bush.
Published on August 12, 2009 by Ham Seung Un
2.0 out of 5 stars too much of the "F" word
I consider myself a good democrat and was not aware of this video until I had the opportunity to see Mr Maher's video about religion. Read more
Published on June 22, 2009 by jayedward
5.0 out of 5 stars Bill Maher: The Decider
One of the funniest videos I have ever seen, and I agree 100% with his views!
Published on May 30, 2009 by Allan Rothe
1.0 out of 5 stars Maher Falls Short
Disappointment for sure. He can do so much better. Look for other titles and you will be far more entertained.
Published on January 13, 2009 by Jack119
5.0 out of 5 stars Democracy might not work every where...that's my Bill....
With or without comparing this funny hour to Bill's other shows, you will still like it.
Bill was always smart and funny, I just wonder how come other people don't see the... Read more
Published on June 17, 2008 by Medusa
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