Gilbert Cruz
March 30, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Death of a President

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
93 minutes
Limited Release Date
10/27/06
director
Gabriel Range
distributor
New Market Films
author
Simon Finch, Gabriel Range
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

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

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