The Island President Reviews

  • The Island President
    • Genre : Documentary
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : PG
    • Duration : 101 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Samuel Goldwyn Films
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Movie Reviews

  • 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 ]
  • viewers get an eye-opening look at behind-the-scene wrangling
    3 of 4 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 ]
  • the film emphasizes not only Nasheed’s recent stardom on the world stage, but also his own history
    3 of 5 by Cynthia Fuchs [PopMatters ]
  • the crisp, expansive imagery in Jon Shenk’s uneven yet informative documentary more than lends credence to the assertion
    3 of 5 by Keith Uhlich [Time Out New York ]
  • 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
    4 of 5 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 ]

Reader's Reviews

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