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Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. In an unprecedented undertaking, acclaimed director Oliver Stone is bringing the life of our 43rd president to the big screen as only he can. W takes viewers through Bush's eventful life--his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith, and of course the critical days leading up to Bush's decision to invade Iraq.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 59%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As Poppy Bush says, and says again,"You disappoint me, Junior.""
‑ Jonathan F. Richards, Film.com
"Perhaps Stone believed that the only way you can make sense of the George W. Bush debacle is by presenting it as a goof -- a Freudian cartoon. But if that's the case, he erred on the side of caution."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Neither a smear campaign nor propaganda piece, but rather a fascinating look at one of the more controversial presidents in recent memory that may end up changing your perspective on the Bush you only thought you knew."
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"Stone's film is like an affectionate kick in the groin of a good old boy you'd like to have a beer with, or with W today, a near Beer."
‑ Brian Holcomb, Kinetofilm
"Aided by an Oscar-worthy turn from Josh Brolin, what "W." attempts is something far bolder than badgering. Instead, Oliver Stone spews a subtler invective than normal here - insightful and indicting of a country's complicity up to a point."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"'W.' is neither coruscating nor edifying - but without the benefit of hindsight, it's probably the best we can hope for."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"It has its moments, one of the finest at the conclusion."
‑ Tom Charity, CNN.com
"No matter which way your political stripes run, W. won't likely rub them the wrong way."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"I'm unsure who W. will really appeal to: It's a poor historical document; it's not nasty enough for people who hate Bush and too nasty for the few still supporting him."
‑ Sonny Bunch, Washington Times
"Uma mistura de documentário e esquete do Saturday Night Live."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"W. feels poorly timed: too late to have any effect on the public, most of whom long ago checked out on the President, and too early to provide more than a schematic interpretation of who he is."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"The film may be ill-timed, arguably unnecessary and no more psychologically probing than any other Stone movie. But much of it works as deft, brisk, slyly engaging docudrama."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"Brolin outdoes himself in the title role."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Stone's filmmaking fails to charge the narrative with the needed turmoil"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"It's a film with a shelf life, I think. Unlike W himself, it should mature over time."
‑ , Sydney Morning Herald
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