Death of a President
Death of a President (2006)

The assassination of the most powerful leader in the free world is examined in this controversial mockumentary from British filmmaker Gabriel Range. On October 19, 2007, president George W. Bush is visiting Chicago when he impulsively stops… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 3, 2007
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37%
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58%



Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: In this unconvincing fictional documentary, the tense 30 minutes that lead into the title event is outweighed by the boring, melodramatic hour preceding it.

David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

What's missing is shapeliness, suspense, narrative cunning, visual flair -- in short, art. Are we really to believe that a network of the future would broadcast such a barbiturate?

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Every thinking person should see Death of a President.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Easily the year's most useless picture

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

Range comes about these issues in a provocative way, but they're still worth discussing, aren't they?

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Death of a President is thought-provoking, but as much for 'how'd they do that?' as for its ideas.

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Despite the audacious title and premise, Range doesn't aim to shock, but to unnerve

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Dana Stevens
Slate

Just as the ducks get lined up in a row and we're ready for the movie to reveal its true purpose -- Political satire? Paranoid dystopian fantasy? Apologia for the Bush administration? -- we suddenly realize it has none.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Even people who think George W. Bush is the worst American-made disaster since President James Buchanan will have no trouble recognizing Death of a President for the lousy thing it is.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Beyond the feigned controversy stirred up by neocon zealots, "Death of a President" is nothing more than a high concept political hypothesis film that signals the futility of presidential assassination.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Thomas Johnston
Overall, it was just too much to be enjoyed. Arab suspect, war protesters... just too unimaginative. Now, the use of real footage of Bush and Chaney was… More
Steve B.
Nice piece of speculative fiction, but it would have been better had the filmmakers actually had an agenda. As it is, it comes off as just a reflection of how… More
JY Skacto
<i>Death of a President</i> is a fake documentary, not a mockumentary, dealing with a President George W. Bush assassination situation. It has… More
Nate Zoebl
[center][img]http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/4851/poster1eo1.jpg[/img] [/center] [color=DarkRed][font=Arial]It?s been called morally reprehensible… More
Emily Armstrong
This movie is SO interesting. The format is a dead-on copy of the contemporary historical documentary I've seen so much of, and the interviewees craft such… More
Mike T.
Range directs his film with a unique twist and an intelligently original approach to the content. However, the script lacks in subtlety and originality and… More