Bhutto (2010)

BHUTTO is the definitive documentary that chronicles the life of one of the most complex and fascinating characters of our time. Hers is an epic tale of Shakespearean dimension. It's the story of the first woman in history to lead a… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 3, 2010
DVD Release Date: May 10, 2011
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

While their subject is fascinating and her nation's role in propping up the Taliban has had repercussions from New York to India, the filmmakers don't find a straightforward way to tell Bhutto's story.

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Mike Hale
New York Times

While the film gives us a strong sense of Bhutto's personality and strength, can only suggest the daily family and political machinations that were her reality, and leaves no clear sense of the truth of the corruption charges that dogged her.

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Landon Palmer
Film School Rejects

...the subjects of this documentary are incredibly complex and the film covers them at a hurried pace...

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Washington Post

An exhaustive, if sometimes exhausting, look at a larger-than-life figure.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Benazir Bhutto had a life that makes fiction pale by comparison.

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Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

a trenchant precis on global politics played out on very personal level

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Ethan Gilsdorf
Boston Globe

At one point, Bhutto says she wants to avenge her father's death. "Bhutto'' proves she did.

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Andrew Schenker
Time Out

O'Hara's doc not only recounts the leader's life and career; it also offers a fascinating look back at the history of her troubled nation, wisely placing its current political volatility in an easily graspable context.

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Jennifer Merin

Filmmakers Duane Baughman and Johnny O'Hara present a stirring biographical documentary about Benazir Bhutto, one of history's most fascinating and tragic political leaders.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
This documentary portrays the life and death of Benazir Bhutto, and through her story, we learn most of the history of Pakistan and the region. Bhutto is an… More
Walter M.
While "Bhutto" starts and ends with the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in 2007, the story does not start with her but with her father Zulfikar Ali… More
John Ballantine
The definitive documentary on one of the game changers in Pakistan who was killed before she completed her ultimate destiny. Nonetheless one comes away from… More

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