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The Island President

Overview


Genre :

Documentary

Release Date :

March 28, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG

Director :

Jon Shenk

Starring :

Mohamed Nasheed

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..void of graphics and animation, focus is on Nasheed in “this David and Goliath tale for the literal survival of his country..”
by Donald J. Levit [ReelTalk Movie Reviews]
3 of 4

“..viewers get an eye-opening look at behind-the-scene wrangling..”
by V.A. Musetto [New York Post]
“..there are pomp, pragmatism, high principle and brazen manipulation, and it is sometimes hard to tell which is which..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]
“..the filmmakers capture real tension and heartbreak in these meetings..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]
3 of 5

“..the film emphasizes not only Nasheed’s recent stardom on the world stage, but also his own history..”
by Cynthia Fuchs [PopMatters]
3 of 5

“..the crisp, expansive imagery in Jon Shenk’s uneven yet informative documentary more than lends credence to the assertion..”
by Keith Uhlich [Time Out New York]
4 of 5

“..may be a small fish in a big geopolitical pond, but his enterprise and optimism are a welcome complement to eco doc doom and gloom..”
by Sam Wigley [Total Film]
“..it's in this middle ground between cynicism and wide-eyed enthusiasm that Shenk's movie finds its delicate balance..”
by Andrew Schenker [Slant Magazine]
“..close enough to his subject to catch the leader who rails against carbon-dioxide emissions puffing on cigarettes in parking lots..”
by Melissa Anderson [Village Voice]
“..audiences were undoubtedly charmed into casting their vote not just because of the film itself, but the charisma of the documentary's titular subject..”
by Kevin Lally [Film Journal International]
“..a good chunk of the film shows Nasheed's work at the summit..”
by Walter V. Addiego [San Francisco Chronicle]

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