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Death of a President
Every now and then you come across a movie so original and so powerful that you can’t contain yourself. Death of a President is a fictional documentary about the assassination of George W. Bush on Oct 17, 2007. Don’t worry, I am not being Johnny Spoil, it’s on the cover of the DVD for God’s sake.
DVD Review: Death of a President
By only using the power of suggestion, director Gabriel Range shows us how we as Americans may react to a moment like this and it is almost a warning to not jump to conclusions in anything in life, or better yet, in politics.
With such a believable cast you forget that what you are watching is completely fictional. You will find yourself solidified in your seat as if you were watching the events unfold in front of you. What’s most impressive about the film is that yes it is in a documentary format but it unfolds like any crime thriller would.
There are times in the middle that feel like they may drag a little so for those viewers that need the gratuitous ass shot and a decapitation or two, it may be a little difficult but just stick with it. For anyone who has an interest in this country or this world, I recommend this movie with all my might. It’s almost like we are getting a sneak peak into an event in the future, not necessarily the death of a president, which may affect our lives as citizens more than we know.
As gripping as it is mesmerizing, Death of a President is a movie that tightens its noose on you so that by the end of the movie you realize the severity of what you just saw and you won’t be able to shake it.