- Sorry, this item is not available in
- Image not available
- To view this video download Flash Player
|Price:||$5.82 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details|
|You Save:||$4.16 (42%)|
Told in broken chronology, W. focuses on Bush’s post-9/11 path to waging a “preventive war” in Iraq despite no hard evidence of weapons of mass destruction to justify it. The major players in W’s administration--Rove, Colin Powell (Jeffrey Wright), Condoleeza Rice (Thandie Newton), and especially Dick Cheney (Richard Dreyfuss)--all participate in closed meetings that look and sound like every investigative account by the New York Times or Bob Woodward about the administration’s inner workings leading up to the war. Much of this is quite fascinating if a little weird (Newton’s performance is indeed strange), but the drama is often powerful, particularly around Powell’s resistance to the rising tide for a supposedly slam-dunk war. A number of the film’s key performances, besides Brolin’s, are very strong, especially Cromwell, Jones, Wright, Dreyfuss and Bruce McGill as George Tenet. --Tom Keogh
Beyond W. on DVD
Family of Secrets the book
W. the Soundtrack
W. the Original Motion Picture Score
Stills from W. (click for larger image)
Upon just a surface-level viewing of the film, one might think that, objectivity-wise, it isn't really too bad.
It's also a well known fact that Stone is not a fan of President George W. Bush and Stone isn't really known for keeping his politics out of his movies.
It is an interesting and believable angle, but the film's narrow focus leaves parts of Bush's story glaringly absent.
You look at George W. Bush early life. You would wonder how did he become President. His dad helped him out lots of trouble. It was a good movie to me.Published 19 days ago by keith
Just love George W. bad boy image and all. LOL
Good book about him.It's been awhile since I read it, byt I enjoyed it very much.
Still have a lot of respect for the former President. Oliver Stone takes a lot of license, but the film is good and enjoyable to watch.Published 1 month ago by Scott Chaffee
I think this is one remarkable film. Oliver stone is a brilliant director and I was glad he made Bush as a man and showed his trials a just a hard life. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jeremy Montanez
Republican's will hate this film, Democrate's will *love* this film as its a rather sharp parody of George Bush Jr. and Dick Cheney
and Ms. Rice. Read more
W., 2008 film
It begins in an empty baseball stadium; it is empty but we hear a crowd cheer. [Symbolism?] President George W. Read more
Since most of us lived through the Bush years and couldn't wait for it to be over I enjoyed it. Too bad the movie did not include some of the fluffs I remember during his reign of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lokiblosom