Starring: Don Cheadle, Halle Berry, Warren Beatty, Sean Astin

Directed by: Warren Beatty

Produced by: 20th Century Fox

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox

Genre: drama

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Review by Xibo Date seen: May 30, 1998
Viewing Location: Edgewater, NJ Grade: A-
Summary: Warren Beatty enters the world of politics.
This is a very amusing and entertaining movie about a California senator that cracks under the pressure of campaigning in the 1996 primaries. He finds himself losing a lot of money shorting pork-bellies futures, and decides to take out a large life insurance policy on himself and hire a hitman to have himself killed. This leads him to become brutally honest at his next series of pep rallies and speeches, and brings him into the world of poor black people (who are given an extremely stereotypical treatment). The rap music is light, so it doesn't become a problem. Bulworth's antics are great though, as his adventures lead from one place to another, and the whole thing is very amusing, provided you don't take it seriously. 

Review by smeehrrr Date seen: February 2, 2000
Viewing Location: The Evil Empire Grade: B
Summary: Turn if off before the credits
This is an amusing and thought provoking film ruined by a "hi I went to film school" ending that Beatty really, really should have known better than to include. Beatty is fabulous and compelling as Bulworth, Halle Berry and Oliver Platt provide excellent supporting material. But UGH that ending. 

B+ B+ B+
Review by hughjtoad Date seen: February 5, 2000
Viewing Location: Mountain View, CA Grade: B+
Summary: I don't like Warren Beatty but I liked this movie
I agree with smeehrrr that the ending was a real downer, but afterwards I tried to think of an alternate ending that would have worked with the film and had some trouble.  

B- B- B-
Review by Z Date seen: December 14, 2000
  Grade: B-
Summary: rapping white guys must die
Someday mainstream audiences will learn that simple rhymes aren't rap. Until then, we'll get schlock in the form of white people making asses of themselves. Kind of an interesting movie from a political viewpoint, but maybe I'm lying. 

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