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Jimmy Carter Man From Plains Review

  • Release Date: Oct 26, 2007
  • Rated: some thematic elements and brief disturbing images
  • Runtime: 2 hr. 6 min.
  • Genres: Art House/Foreign, Documentary
  • Director:Jonathan Demme

Movies.com Critics

4.0

Dave White Profile

It'll make you feel lazy by comparison. Read full review

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  • 3.0
    58

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Ray Bennett

    Blandly interesting.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    Carter comes off as compassionate and intelligent. But the complex issues brought up in his book don’t get much more than a superficial debate.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Uncritical, but not unaffecting.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Though not exactly a valentine to the octogenarian Nobel Peace Prize winner, the film is a lovingly rendered, candid and intimate portrait.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Shows a man whose beliefs, both political and religious, seem to reinvigorate him; he even carries his own luggage in airports and hotels.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    It's galvanizing to see it played out through the furious contradiction of Carter's personality. He is pious, stubborn, compassionate, testy, moral, unreasonable, and wise.

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