Al Franken: God Spoke
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The makers of "The War Room" turn their cameras on yet another burgeoning political career. "Al Franklen: God Spoke" is a cinema verite pursuit of Al Franken, shot over the course of two years, which follows the former Saturday Night Live comedian turned best-selling author and political satirist, from his highly publicized feud with Bill O'Reilly over Franken's blockbuster "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them" to his relentless campaign against George Bush and the Right Wing in the 2004 election, and beyond. From his USO tour in Iraq, to the studios of… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Whether one agrees with his point of view or not, it's a message worth hearing."
‑ Marta Barber, Miami Herald
"Often entertaining."
‑ Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times
"A humorous, but more importantly illustrative, documentary about the weight of the media -- especially the comedic media -- on the last presidential election."
‑ Christopher Campbell, Cinematical
"Entertaining cinéma-vérité piece"
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"I haven't seen this much smug, awkward laughter and bathos since, well, Man of the Year."
‑ Mike Russell, Oregonian
"This film by Nick Doob and Chris Hegedus forces us to make some decisions about him. For myself, I find him generally gross, in person and in manner."
‑ Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic
"What this documentary lacks in intent, insight, and surprise it makes up for in thoroughness."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"A inteligência de Franken é notória, assim como seu pavor à retórica da direita norte-americana %u2013 algo que o filme ilustra de maneira burocrática. Além disso, sua falta de foco leva-o a parecer um mero instrumento de propaganda, o que é lamentável."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"There's so much previously available material used that for a while "God Spoke" looks like the first documentary assembled entirely from YouTube clips."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"A documentary about the comedian and satirist who sees himself as a leftward leaning crusader for Truth and Justice in an era of Lying Liars."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A documentary in search of a story."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"A fascinating combination of class clown and fact-happy debate-club president, Franken nonetheless makes for a compelling subject, but God Spoke veers uncomfortably into hagiography, especially as it winds down."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"This uncritical bio-pic presents Al as more of an intellectual on a mission than a funnyman in search of laughs, leaving one to wonder whether the purpose here was to makeover Al into a political figure for his rumored run for the U.S. Senate."
‑ Kam Williams, EURWeb
"Always engaging, often insightful, [and] at times deeply moving."
‑ Les Wright,
"Feisty, quick-witted and quixotic, Franken takes on such right-wing demigods as Bill O'Reilly, Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity."
‑ Thomas Delapa, Boulder Weekly
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