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3.0
475 Ratings

Bulworth

Directed by Warren Beatty
United States, 1998
Comedy

Synopsis

A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.

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Bulworth Directed by Warren Beatty

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1999 | Nominee: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Writers Guild of America

1999 | Nominee: Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Screen)

Golden Globes (USA)

1999 | 3 nominations including: Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Critics reviews

Coming at the midpoint of Clinton’s second term, Bulworth is a movie about disillusionment with one’s own party, and feels outmoded in the Obama era. Drained of Clintonian-era optimism, Bulworth reflected Beatty’s frustration that the Democratic party had swung too far to the center.
December 11, 2012
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…Bulworth is full of delirious risks, and that may be the most likable thing about it… Beatty has been storing up plenty of ideas over the years, especially about politics… and Bulworth releases them in one frenetic gusher. But the plot positioning required to unleash this content breaks up the flow of the discourse into periodic spurts, and the plot itself is such a strenuous affair of crosscutting and shoehorning that it’s no wonder Caro got the political meaning scrambled.
May 22, 1998
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