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Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (2004)

Cast: Greg Palast, Greg Palast
Director: William Karel, William Karel
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Disinformation
Genre: Documentary, Foreign, Political & Social Issues, UK
Running Time: 72 min.
Languages: English
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GreenCine Member Reviews

Palast Covers the Palace by talltale August 17, 2005 - 8:48 PM PDT
4 out of 5 members found this review helpful
BUSH FAMILY FORTUNES, based on Greg Palast's book, gives a good wrap-up of who our President and his family really are and what they care most about. Whether you see the movie and weep or read the book and weep, it's pretty much the same depressing experience. In just over an hour, the film will take less of your time.

Palast is indeed a national treasure, even if he must practice his art mostly abroad, since the media in this country keeps closing its eyes and pretending Palast is wrong. He occasionally is, but who isn't? And he's right about so much that his critics' complaints are just carping and deliberate obfuscation.

So very bad... by Gywdion77 May 12, 2005 - 11:04 AM PDT
3 out of 6 members found this review helpful
This film was a mess. I share most of the maker's viewpoints and I still found it offensive. It was overly antagonistic and ridiculously theatrical (particularly the spectacle of our host walking gravely towards the camera complete with billowing trench-coat and beat up straight-out-of-Indiana-Jones hat). I would really enjoy seeing a quality film covering the points raised in this one, because there is a lot to discuss - but when you throw those points into a cheap Michael Moore/Hard Copy shell it just comes off as trash reporting.

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