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'The Diplomat': EW review

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The Diplomat

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
105 minutes
Limited Release Date:
10/23/15
director:
David Holbrooke
genre:
Documentary, Biography, News

We gave it an A-

Diplomacy is an art practiced in secret. In this fascinating bio-doc about the late U.S. statesman Richard Holbrooke (whose greatest triumph was the 1995 Dayton agreement stanching the bloody crisis in the Balkans), we get an insider’s look at 50 years of behind-closed-doors logrolling and arm twisting. Directed by Holbrooke’s son, David, the film (HBO, Nov. 2, 8 p.m.) balances poignant political insight with a heartfelt narrative about a man trying to reckon with his absent father’s legacy. A–

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