From The Dispatch:
"W." is by no means a great film, and while I believe there are at least two scenes that flirt with greatness, the overall effect is never anything more than simply diverting. But what a fascinating work it is. Stone has dialed back many of his stylistic ticks and penchant for dubious conspiracy theories and made a much more clear-eyed and sympathetic representation of Bush than I could have ever thought possible. Maybe one day a great film will be made about the presidency of George W. Bush, after enough time has passed that history can truly judge his actions without the filter of personal political bias; but for now, this will do.Click here to read my full review.