Our Brand Is Crisis
Our Brand Is Crisis (2005)

An adventure following James Carville and a team of U.S. political consultants as they travel to South America to help Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada (a.k.a. 'Goni') become president of Bolivia. Goni, is seen by his American strategists… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 12, 2005
DVD Release Date: September 5, 2006
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

The movie is both frightening and ironically funny, sometimes both.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

It's a galling and provocative experience to viewers of any political persuasion, and a reminder to the left of how easily idealism can run amok.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Our Brand Is Crisis is not just for political junkies and should be widely seen and discussed.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

Subject matter dominates over filmmaking craft in Rachel Boynton's somewhat sloppy but otherwise riveting documentary.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Unlikely as it sounds, a documentary that details with jaw-dropping candor how contemporary political campaigning works at the highest levels of government is set not in this country but in the far-off reaches of Bolivia.

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Louis Proyect

Absolutely riveting study of boneheaded intervention by James Carville consultants in Bolivian politics. Nearly as grotesque as Woody Allen's "Bananas".

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Politics and mass communication are the volatile subjects of Rachel Boynton's information-packed documentary.

Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

Rachel Boynton's painfully timely film is actually a full-court tragedy -- the sorry tale of a battle won and a war lost.

David Cornelius

Crisis is angry and intrigued at the same time, and so are we.

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Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Our Brand is Crisis" is a documentary about the 2002 Bolivian Presidential Elections. At this point, Bolivia is a poor… More
William Goss
Impressively insightful doc about political strategy and its consequences.