Movie Review: The Hunting of the President (2004)


In 2019 I found some old Word documents with movie reviews I wrote back before I had a blog. I’m posting each review backdated to the day I wrote it.

Title: The Hunting of the President
Release Date: 2004
Director: Nickolas Perry & Harry Thomason
Production Company: Regent Releasing
Summary/Review:

I noticed as soon as Bill Clinton was elected president in 1992 that there was a greater amount of media scrutiny of his life and activities as president than I had noticed for presidents Reagan or Bush before him. Now, I was an infant during Watergate and probably not as politically astute in the 80’s but there still seemed to be a trend. I thought it would be interesting to find out if it was just a change in the media in general toward sensationalism, that Bill Clinton really was that much more slimy than his predecessors, or if there was an organized effort to discredit the president. This movie does not answer these questions. In fact it is the lowest of the low, a movie that counters mudslinging and sensationalism with mudslinging. Most of it consists of odd stock footage, interviews with people whose credibility is difficult to establish, and ominous narration. In short, it’s total crap.

Rating: No stars

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