Al Franken: God Spoke
Al Franken: God Spoke (2006)

The makers of "The War Room" turn their cameras on yet another burgeoning political career. "Al Franklen: God Spoke" is a cinema verite pursuit of Al Franken, shot over the course of two years, which follows the former… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 22, 2006
DVD Release Date: April 24, 2007
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This documentary traces Franken's transformation from humorist to activist with entertaining, if uneven, results.

Marta Barber
Miami Herald

Whether one agrees with his point of view or not, it's a message worth hearing.

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

Often entertaining.

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Christopher Campbell

A humorous, but more importantly illustrative, documentary about the weight of the media -- especially the comedic media -- on the last presidential election.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

This film by Nick Doob and Chris Hegedus forces us to make some decisions about him. For myself, I find him generally gross, in person and in manner.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

What this documentary lacks in intent, insight, and surprise it makes up for in thoroughness.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

A inteligência de Franken é notória, assim como seu pavor à retórica da direita norte-americana %u2013 algo que o filme ilustra de maneira burocrática. Além disso, sua falta de foco leva-o a parecer um mero instrumento de propaganda, o que é lamentável.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

A documentary in search of a story.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

A fascinating combination of class clown and fact-happy debate-club president, Franken nonetheless makes for a compelling subject, but God Spoke veers uncomfortably into hagiography, especially as it winds down.

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Kam Williams

This uncritical bio-pic presents Al as more of an intellectual on a mission than a funnyman in search of laughs, leaving one to wonder whether the purpose here was to makeover Al into a political figure for his rumored run for the U.S. Senate.

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Emily Armstrong
I imagine that Al Fraken has a very very difficult job. The bluster one must experience in a world of pundits is probably hurricane-like, so it's amazing… More