Josh Brolin stars as George W. Bush in this Oliver Stone biopic that traces the head of state's rise to power from a privileged alcoholic to a born-again Christian whose belief in religious destiny helped move him to the top ranks of political power. Co-written by Stanley G. Weiser, Bush is produced by fellow Stone collaborators Moritz Borman and Jon Kilik, with Elizabeth Banks co-starring as the first lady, James Cromwell as the elder President Bush, Ellen Burstyn as Barbara Bush and Richard Dreyfuss as Vice President Dick Cheney. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
I was told this was a fair and unbaised attempt to tell Bush's story... didn't really believe that, and it is absolutely not true. That aside, the movie was boring, and horribly acted. Couldn't bring myself to finish it. I wanted to see this portrayal to learn some facts about his presidency, but honestly couldn't sit through such a poorly produced movie - Stone's worst!
I thought I would enjoy this movie because I really hate George Bush and think he was an idiot. I thought I would enjoy a slanted telling of his life that points out the large amount of stupid things he did. But, this movie felt really forced and manufactured. If you like Bush you'll hate this movie. If you hate Bush you still won't like this movie. It's just not very good. They didn't even cover the contested election of 2000. How can you just skip over that?