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The President's Analyst
The President's Analyst is James Coburn, whose position makes him privy to any number of delicate government secrets. Thus Coburn becomes a most desirable prize for several secret-agent organizations, including the CEA and the FBR (we know who these folks are really supposed to be, even though the phony names were crudely dubbed onto the soundtrack after the film was completed). When Coburn becomes expendable, he finds a pair of strong allies in the form of likeable political assassin Godfrey Cambridge and gay Soviet spy Severn Darden. The main plot involves an insidious, unnamed concern… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"To realize that such studio entertainments found a way to accommodate politics and satire is to mourn something largely lost."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"The President's Analyst is a superior satire on some sacred cows, principally the lightly camouflaged FBI, hippies, psychiatry, liberal and conservative politics -- and the telephone company."
‑ , Variety
"Mindless bureaucracy, Cold War mentality, blind liberalism, and psychoanalysis are spoofed in this fast-paced comedy."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A clever, cynical and paranoid satire."
‑ , Film4
"Theodore Flicker's genial exercise in comic paranoia re-emerges, for no apparent reason, a reasonably fit and funny artifact from the age of grooviness."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"Overall it's hilarious stuff, held together by Coburn's tongue-in-cheek performance, one of his best."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Clever political comedy that assumed cult status."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"A cold war comic masterpiece"
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"If Philip K. Dick had worked for Mad magazine, he might have come up with The President's Analyst."
‑ Mark Bourne, Film.com
"Writer and director Theodore Flicker's satire is modern and biting, and there are many fine, subtle touches in the film."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"plays like a frivolous waste of time when it should have taken a more satirical tack"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Pretty clever satire that holds up nicely"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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