Jimmy Carter Man From Plains
Jimmy Carter Man From Plains (2007)

Former President Jimmy Carter embarks on a book tour of his non-fiction book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" and speaks at various books signings about how peace can be achieved in the Middle East.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 26, 2007
DVD Release Date: March 28, 2008
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Man From Plains is a fascinating look at the former president's recent endeavors.

Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

Demme is clearly a Carter enthusiast, and his film paints a vivid, involving picture of an informed and passionate man whose impact is still being felt worldwide.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Whether you're of the opinion that Carter is a misguided meddler or a worthy Nobel Peace Prize-winner (he won the award in 2002), Jonathan Demme's new documentary about the 39th president will provide you with plenty of ammunition.

Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

It's clear from the very beginning that Demme admires Carter. But the filmmaker's skepticism for authority manages to pop out occasionally.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

Demme says he entered the project expecting 'fireworks,' and he gets them time and again...

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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Moviegoers might initially find the inside peek into a media book tour fascinating. But the tedium of trekking from hotel to car to interview and back to a waiting limo can wear down one's resolve.

Fernando F. Croce

Follows the former President in heartfelt contemplation

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It won't utterly rewrite Carter's history, and it won't convert anybody in this divided country, but Man from Plains will remind us that principle, humility and intelligence have a place in image-is-everything American politics.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

From the open-air stroll he took down Pennsylvania Ave. on his inauguration day, to the sunny-coloured cardigans he wore when addressing the nation, president James T. Carter always seemed like a guy who wanted people to remember he was one of them.

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Matthew Turner

Jimmy Carter Man From Plains is a genuinely inspiring, well-made documentary that is well worth seeking out.

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Jonathan Demme's excellent documentary of Jimmy Carter's struggle to balance on the razor's edge between equal advocacy for both Palestinian… More
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[font=Century Gothic]Directed by Jonathan Demme, "Jimmy Carter Man from Plains" is a mostly verite(there is also some archival material included) and… More
Mister Caple
The best documentary I've seen in ages from one of the most brillant,humane,and principled men ever to occupy the oval office of the United States… More
William Goss
Jimmy doesn't crack corn once in the entire film, but you could've fooled me.
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A very informative and touching documentary about one of the finest statesmen and humanitarians in history-Jimmy Carter. I'm going to buy that… More