Kirven Blount
February 16, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

John Lennon is fascinating. Nixon administration shenanigans are fascinating. The intersection of the two in The U.S. vs. John Lennon, however, is merely diverting. And while parallels to the current political climate are stimulating, the U.S. government’s attempts to deport Lennon make for a rather weak documentary tentpole.
EXTRAS Some good bonus footage (especially from the childhood crony who says Lennon’s Aunt Mimi thought ”the sun shone out of his various orifices”), but the text of a 1971 interview with John and Yoko is clumsily labeled and not easily accessible.

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