We gave it a C
Recipient of a critical firestorm upon release, Death of a President — a faux documentary that uses found footage, staged scenes, and F/X to dramatize George W. Bush’s assassination — is infinitely more interesting in concept than execution. After the shooting scenes, which induce a gut-wrenching feeling no matter what your politics, the film becomes a run-of-the-mill thriller that forgoes any exploration of larger consequences.
EXTRAS Repetitive commentaries (director Gabriel Range is on both); paltry filmmaker interviews. C