The Hunting of the President
The Hunting of the President (2004)

From the best-selling book by journalists Gene Lyons and Joe Conason comes The Hunting of the President, a documentary by filmmakers Harry Thomason and Nickolas Perry. Going back to Bill Clinton's time as Governor of Arkansas and… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 1, 2004
DVD Release Date: September 28, 2004
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though this doc has an obvious partisan bias, it presents a compelling case.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

For a movie that desperately wants to be jazzy and light on its feet, it's sadly heavy-handed.

Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

Offers a lesson for both parties about what can happen when powerful forces unite to bring down a politician.

Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

One doesn't have to like Bill or Hillary Clinton ... to conclude that the enemies of the president were overzealous.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

What comes across most strongly is how utterly trivial so much of this story now seems. Can we really have spent all that time, money and energy chewing over a land deal and worrying about a presidential dalliance?

Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News

There's wit, revelation and mercifully, more about Whitewater than Monica Lewinsky.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Galling to the abused outrage assimilator.

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Michael Booth
Denver Post

Marred by juvenile editing tricks and a relentless advocacy tone on behalf of Clinton, the film is like a scent of incense that takes you back in time, but leaves out meaning or context.

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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune

Feels defensive and belated.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

A good primer for anyone not familiar with the whole complicated Whitewater investigation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Grifty G
An interesting documentary about the Republican smear campaign that started before Clinton took the oath, and culminated in his impeachment (although with… More