An Unreasonable Man
An Unreasonable Man (2007)

The life and career of one of America's most tenacious consumer advocates and political activists is brought to the screen in this richly detailed documentary. Born in a small town in Connecticut, Ralph Nader was raised to believe the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 31, 2007
DVD Release Date: June 12, 2007
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A compelling documentary that humanizes the controversial, polarizing politician.

Jonathan F. Richards

This fascinating documentary examines the issues raised by Nader's runs for the presidency...that shone a powerful light into our grubby political shadows, and also played a part...that twice put George W. Bush into the White House.

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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

This documentary starts out as a fascinating profile of consumer advocate Ralph Nader, but it ends up getting derailed by a political discussion marked by an abundance of whining.

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Compelling Nader docu isn't just for lefties.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

It can't help but remind us that the man Nader prevented from becoming president has since been more instrumental in the war on environmental pollution than any other public figure. Irony abounds.

Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News

The first half of the movie is an absorbing study of this part of Nader's public life, and then it switches -- as he did -- to politics, where the results for both him and the picture are less cheerful.

Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

...the career of consumer advocate Ralph Nader, in an adoring hagiography...

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

You may walk away from it still wondering why Nader persisted in running for president in 2004 after being repeatedly begged not to. But, whether or not you admire the decision, the film forces you to admire the determination with which Nader made it.

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Michael Booth
Denver Post

An Unreasonable Man pays true homage to a man of vehemently held ideas by forcing us to engage our brains at the same high level of consciousness.

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Ralph Nader gives and he takes away.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
This documentary tells the story of Ralph Nader's life in the run up to the 2000 Presidential election. This film is bookended by liberals, who are… More
Richard Franzen
This is must see viewing for every human being that thinks he/she is in the know and for every American that considers himself/herself patriotic. This is… More
Daniel Hetteix
The directors really know their stuff, and focus on keeping everything from Nader's perspective. Word has it from the directors that Nader enjoys the… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"An Unreasonable Man" is an enlightening documentary about consumer advocate Ralph Nader, starting with his childhood in… More

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