Glenn Watson
Gilbert Cruz
June 15, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

An Unreasonable Man

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
122 minutes
Limited Release Date
01/31/07
director
Henriette Mantel, Stephen Skrovan
distributor
IFC First Take
genre
Documentary

We gave it an A-

Before his 2000 run for the presidency — a campaign blamed in some Democratic quarters for the election of George W. Bush — Ralph Nader was best known for being an idealistic, progressive, and effective consumer advocate. The thought-provoking documentary An Unreasonable Man traces his career over five decades and almost completely avoids any personal anecdotes (due to the fact that Nader lives an ascetic, work-centered life). EXTRAS A wealth of enlightening deleted scenes and mini-documentaries, some expounding on why most third-party campaigns are ultimately doomed. A-

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