Running With Arnold
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Award-winning journalist Dan Cox turns his attentions towards filmmaking with this politically-charged documentary exploring the career of the five-time Mr. Universe winner who would go on to conquer Hollywood before being elected as the governor of California. From his early childhood in post-World War II Austria to his days as a prize-winning bodybuilder and star of such films as The Terminator and True Lies, Arnold Schwarzenegger has always reached for the stars. Just when it seemed as if his own sidereal sphere couldn't shine any brighter, Schwarzenegger stunned his critics by winning… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"No one says filmmakers have to be objective, but there's a point where you can alienate even those who agree with you. This picture eventually goes off the rails, and it's likely to please only the most virulent of Schwarzenegger haters."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"The na´ve clarity of the bias makes the film a bit more fun to watch, as Dan Cox takes the baseball to Arnie' image and his persona with a relish"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"There is simply nothing revelatory about any of it, however salacious. This is all old news and consequently not particularly interesting."
‑ Tim Cogshell, Boxoffice Magazine
"Perfectly in tone with election season, Dan Cox's documentary plays like a 30-second political attack ad (at 144 times the length), rehashing the accusations that have been bouncing off the Austrian-born movie star for years."
‑ Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times
"This is a would-be hatchet job that's too petty to cut past the Governator's protective beefcake."
‑ Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
"Unfortunately, Cox's film doesn't engender trust."
‑ Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat
"It's a shame that [Director Dan] Cox resorts to such Rove-style foolishness."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"Even if you sympathize with the movie's politics, it's impossible to embrace its hysterical approach."
‑ Geoff Berkshire,
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