Our Brand Is Crisis

2015

Action / Comedy / Drama

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Billy Bob Thornton as Pat Candy
Zoe Kazan as LeBlanc
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by gradyharp 7 / 10

'If you don't like the road you're on, starting paving another one'

Director David Gordon Green has absorbed the story (screenplay by Peter Straughan based on Rachel Boynton's documentary) and in addition to creating a tense film about political corruption in Bolivia, he places before the public the corrupt tricky shenanigans inherent in US politics that we are watching daily on television and other sources of media manipulation as the contenders for presidential candidate throw even more crude moments our way. It is well-timed film – if only people will take the time to watch it.

The plot is well summarized: 'In 2002, Bolivian politician Pedro Gallo hires American James Carville's political consulting firm, Greenberg Carville Shrum, to help him win the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. GCS brings in Jane Bodine (Sandra Bullock) to manage the campaign in Bolivia. Battling her arch nemesis, the opposition's political consultant Pat Candy (Billy Bob Thornton), Bodine successfully uses American political campaign strategies to lead Gallo (Joaquim de Almeida) to victory against Victor Rivera (Louis Arcella). The depths to which these manipulators stoop are at first surprising until we realize that politics is a game run by media writers and crisis managers and money. Then we feel privy to the rotten side of political campaigns and realize we are all watching it live at this moment.

An eye opener – or is it? The performances by Bullock, Thornton, and de Almeida are excellent as are those by the supporting cast, which includes Anthony Mackie, Ann Dowd, Dominic Flores, and impressive newcomer Reynaldo Pacheco.

Worthy of your attention if you can tolerate the undressing of politics. Grady Harp, February 16

Reviewed by quincytheodore 6 / 10

Vote of the people. Signed, sealed and delivered

While having quite the comedy value to it, "Our Brand of Crisis" is a simple introduction to politic, the glory and all of its schemes. The premise might be fictional but it presents a decently serious issue with commentary of less-than-subtle nature. The cast is entirely capable on creating mostly unscrupulous characters, although the theme tends to plod in midway point.

Jane (Sandra Bullock) is a campaign strategist who has infamous rap, often being dubbed "Calamity Jane". She is recruited into Bolivia election while she also has to deal with her personal issues. This is an occasionally dysfunctional woman, to say the least. She's not the people person even though her occupation demands her to engage with other colleagues and citizens.

The acting is strong and with addition of Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie and Anthony Mackie, it's an engaging race of votes. Some of these characters are more than one-dimensional workers, and their apathetic mannerism or idealistic views are compelling to give more depth to the subject. Its dirty smear strategy also gives insight on the sometimes overlooked aspect of an election.

Story holds up well, although there are a few points that might be repetitive. Its display of politic world is nice, and the underhanded tactics can be realistically relatable, but the humor can be a misfire as it doesn't connect properly and creates a jarring shift of tone. The issues are somewhat exaggerated which might undermine the authentic message it tries to show.

It may not be a landslide victory, but "Our Brand of Crisis" is sufficiently told with great cast and approachable view on politic to grab one's attention.

Reviewed by David M Farrington 8 / 10

Bolivia and Bullock Find Calamity

"Calamity" Jane Bodine, campaign manager and political consultant, is so named by the press for the destruction she can wield on her opponents. And too, it seems, on her own life. The new film Our Brand Is Crisis from director David Gordon Green, based on the 2005 documentary by Rachel Boynton, is a fictionalized account of the true story of American political consultants being called in to fight for opposing sides in the 2002 Bolivian Presidential election. Pat Candy campaigns for the frontrunner Rivera but he better watch out for "Calamity" Jane whose candidate, Castillo, begins the movie lagging impossibly behind at 28 points down. Don't count him out yet though! Jane doesn't play by the rules, and neither does Sandra Bullock who finds a humanistic blend of comedic and dramatic extremes in what may be the finest performance of her career.

Our Brand Is Crisis opens on Jane Bodine (Sandra Bullock/The Blind Side, Gravity) relaxing in her private home, utilizing pottery as therapy after having recently returned from a stint at...

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