I had heard some about "The Reagan Show", but didn't have much interest in it. It was only when it came to the theater at which I work that I ended up seeing it.
I was actually pleasantly surprised by this film. The documentary is comprised of archive footage, ranging from news interviews to public recordings of the goings on in the White House during Reagan's presidency. Thankfully, the film doesn't seem to take a strong stance on either side of the spectrum regarding Reagan as a president. Rather, it seems to intend to present an account of the actions of his presidency and the public's opinion of it at the time. I think that the archive footage was well-chosen, as it was both informative and entertaining, as it presented an often humorous sliver more than what we are used to seeing. I think that the only real issue with this film is that it isn't particularly timely. It doesn't seem to have many modern-day implications, and just serves as a window to the past. That's great, but may also explain the film's lack of success.
Overall, I think that "The Reagan Show" is a good documentary. It's short and brisk and is aptly made. If historical politics interest you, then it is worth checking out.
The Reagan Show
Big Tuna's Rating: B+
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Probably not.
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