- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 9, 1999
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: 20th Century Fox
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada) Encoding
Packaging: Keep Case
Special Features: Interactive Menus, Scene Selection, Original Theatrical Trailer.
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 02/??/1999
"...One of the best films to emerge from a Hollywood studio in the 90s..."
USA Today - 05/15/1998
"...A racially grounded satire about political candidness, this gift for grown-ups does for Beatty what AS GOOD AS IT GETS did for Jack Nicholson..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
New York Times - 05/15/1998
"...BULWORTH works, with both urbanity and chutzpah, by viewing political puppeteering with an all-purpose jaundiced eye..."
Box Office - 07/01/1998
"...Boasting some of the year's cheekier comedic moments..."
Los Angeles Times - 05/15/1998
"...[Beatty] reveals a gift for slapstick and self-parody that has not always been apparent....BULWORTH's singular nature makes it a film that can't be shrugged off..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 05/22/1998
"...There's substance in a lot of he dialogue....The movie fires shots in all directions....BULWORTH plays like a cry of frustrated comic rage..."
A surprisingly entertaining political comedy that features a funny and magnetic Beatty as the discouraged politician Bulworth, who has organized his own assassination but, after a three day bender of not sleeping, decides that he wants to live after all. He begins to tell the complete truth at all times, not caring about the potential repercussions of his offensive, yet honest, remarks. Oh yes, of course, and he starts rapping. It's a credit to Beatty that his change of heart seems so believable, and it is this performance that drives the film. All of the supporting players are solid as well, including Berry as a potential love interest who may have ulterior motives, and Platt, who is hysterical as a stressed-out, coked-up campaign aide. The film is an entertaining, well-paced romp that solidifies Beatty's presence as one of Hollywood's most vital and necessary voices.
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