Jimmy Carter Man From Plains
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Former President Jimmy Carter embarks on a book tour of his non-fiction book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" and speaks at various books signings about how peace can be achieved in the Middle East.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Demme is clearly a Carter enthusiast, and his film paints a vivid, involving picture of an informed and passionate man whose impact is still being felt worldwide."
‑ Tom Huddlestone, Time Out
"Whether you're of the opinion that Carter is a misguided meddler or a worthy Nobel Peace Prize-winner (he won the award in 2002), Jonathan Demme's new documentary about the 39th president will provide you with plenty of ammunition."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"It's clear from the very beginning that Demme admires Carter. But the filmmaker's skepticism for authority manages to pop out occasionally."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"This is a man it is impossible not to like, even if you think he was a weakish one-term commander-in-chief. At least he was not Nixon or Bush Jr."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Jimmy Carter may not be the most memorable ex-White House resident, but his post-presidency record as a battler for humanitarian causes takes some beating."
‑ Sam Wigley, Total Film
"Demme says he entered the project expecting 'fireworks,' and he gets them time and again..."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"Moviegoers might initially find the inside peek into a media book tour fascinating. But the tedium of trekking from hotel to car to interview and back to a waiting limo can wear down one's resolve."
‑ Bob Longino, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Follows the former President in heartfelt contemplation"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"A heartening example of a reputation deservedly rehabilitated."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"Carter is more energetic than Demme's film that fires on all cylinders only when Carter calmly but persuasively faces down his critics or recounts his time as the most powerful man on Earth."
‑ Rob Daniel, Sky Movies
"It won't utterly rewrite Carter's history, and it won't convert anybody in this divided country, but Man from Plains will remind us that principle, humility and intelligence have a place in image-is-everything American politics."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"From the open-air stroll he took down Pennsylvania Ave. on his inauguration day, to the sunny-coloured cardigans he wore when addressing the nation, president James T. Carter always seemed like a guy who wanted people to remember he was one of them."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Jimmy Carter Man From Plains is a genuinely inspiring, well-made documentary that is well worth seeking out."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"Not ground-breaking cinema, but a reminder that Christians can be tolerant and politicians principled."
‑ Martin Hoyle, Financial Times
"Essentially a soap opera."
‑ David Gritten, Daily Telegraph
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