The Reagan Show

The Reagan Show
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 14min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Sierra Pettengill, Pacho Velez,
  • Cast: Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, George Bush
  • UK release: 6 October 2017

Documentary portrait of Ronald Reagan’s time in the White House, from 1981–1989, using entirely archive footage and effectively illustrating the theme of the president as actor, in ways that are both farcical and terrifying. Entertaining, insightful and pertinent; the parallels with today are all too clear.

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The Reagan Show

2 Oct 20173 stars

Entertaining documentary about the titular president that is, at times, devastatingly relevant

As a portrait of a president, The Reagan Show is more well-observed snapshot than detailed political tapestry. Constructing their film entirely from archive footage, directors Pacho Velez and Sierra Pettengill intend not to present an overarching view…

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