MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,251 this week

An Unreasonable Man (2006)

Not Rated  |   |  Documentary, Biography  |  24 January 2006 (USA)
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 1,518 users   Metascore: 75/100
Reviews: 20 user | 39 critic | 24 from Metacritic.com

A look at the career of consumer advocate Ralph Nader from wannabe presidential candidate to public pariah.

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 05 Sep 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 14 Sep 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 29 Jan 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 03 Feb 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 23 Dec 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: An Unreasonable Man (2006)

An Unreasonable Man (2006) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of An Unreasonable Man.
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ethos I (2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Hosted by twice Oscar nominated actor Woody Harrelson, Ethos explores the mechanisms in our systems that work against democracy, the environment and our own personal liberty.

Director: Pete McGrain
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Justin Lewis, Bill Hogan
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Robert Greenwald looks at war profiteering in Iraq by private contracting companies Halliburton, CACI, and KBR.

Director: Robert Greenwald
Stars: Katy Helvenston-Wettengal, Scott Helvenston, Donna Zovko
Jonestown (2013)
Short | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A thriller that dramatizes the last 24 hours in the lives of Jim Jones and The Peoples Temple Church through the eyes of a reporter.

Director: David B. Berget
Stars: Kym Jackson, Leandro Cano, William Russ
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A documentary of the decline of America. It features a lot a great footage (most exclusive to this film) from race riots to serial killers and much-much more.

Directors: Sheldon Renan, Leonard Schrader
Stars: Chuck Riley, Ed Dorris, Thomas Noguchi
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Reckless Indifference examines the tragic chain of events that led to the murder of a Los Angeles teenager who was also the son of an LAPD officer. At the end of an heated and emotional ... See full summary »

Director: William Gazecki
Stars: Robert Derham, Alan M. Dershowitz, Dick Detrich
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Featuring never-before-seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch.

Director: Stanley Nelson
Stars: Rebecca Moore, Janet Shular, Tim Carter
Why We Fight (2005)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.

Director: Eugene Jarecki
Stars: Gore Vidal, John McCain, Ken Adelman
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State highlights four cases where whistleblowers noticed government wrong-doing and took to the media to expose the fraud and abuse.

Director: Robert Greenwald
Stars: Daniel Ellsberg, Franz Gayl, Seymour Hersh
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Documentary following Susan Tom of Fairfield, California and her 11 adopted special needs children.

Director: Jonathan Karsh
Stars: Susan Tom, Anthony Tom, Faith Tom
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A redemptive tale of an aspiring rap artist surviving failed levees and her own troubled past and seizing a chance for a new beginning.

Directors: Carl Deal, Tia Lessin
Stars: Michael Brown, George W. Bush, Julie Chen
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott
Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Most of us don't know where their money is. However, one thing is for certain, it's is not in the bank to which we entrusted it. The bank and our money is already a part of the cycle of the global money market.

Director: Erwin Wagenhofer
Stars: Mark Mobius, Mirko Kovats, K. Sujatha Raaju
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself
Pat Buchanan ...
Himself
...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric Alterman ...
Himself
Theresa Amato ...
Herself
Byron Bloch ...
Himself
David Bollier ...
Himself
Barry Burden ...
Himself
Joan Claybrook ...
Herself
...
Himself
...
Himself
Robert Fellmeth ...
Himself
Mark Green ...
Himself
William Greider ...
Himself
Richard Grossman ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

A look at the career of consumer advocate Ralph Nader from wannabe presidential candidate to public pariah.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Ralph Nader : How Do You Define a Legacy?


Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 January 2006 (USA)  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$9,813 (USA) (2 February 2007)

Gross:

$175,237 (USA) (11 May 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Ralph Nader: My father was there, he said, "Well, Ralph, what did you learn in school today? Did you learn how to think or did you learn how to believe?"
See more »

Connections

Edited into Independent Lens: An Unreasonable Man (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
brilliant, in-depth examination of Nader and his societal interactions
9 January 2007 | by (Upper West Side, New York, New York) – See all my reviews

Henriette Mantel and Steve Skrovan's An Unreasonable Man insightfully and objectively chronicles the life of Ralph Nader and his interactions with society. It is filled with fascinating, carefully chosen, artfully constructed sequences which replay beautiful and dark moments of the past 60 plus years and puts them into context. Many of Nader's most ardent critics and supporters are interviewed in this balanced and educational documentary which focuses on facts and mixes them with speculation and opinion. I was riveted to the preview screening I saw on a large TV. Its so fast-paced, information packed, emotional, exciting, engaging, enRaging, and occasionally hilarious that when seeing it in a movie theater you should buckle your seatbelts! Keep your cell phones turned off and your mind open when watching this critically important film. It reminds me of 2 of my favorite Akira Kurosawa films, High and Low and Ikiru in the ways it makes me think about the pursuit of justice, equality, hard work, investigation, society, corporate ruthlessness, governmental bureaucracy, and the power of an individual to make a difference (for good or ill). An Unreasonable Man also reminds me of these 2 Kurosawa masterpieces because of its attention to detail, mastery of the subject, and mastery of the documentary format. It gives you powerfully organized information in chronological order and copious amounts of vintage footage which has been fascinatingly and cleverly edited and lets you make up your mind about this powerful, fascinating, multi-faceted, and controversial subject, Ralph Nader.


41 of 48 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Question for Nader supporters... calikidd2k
Ralph Nader is accessible, at least imdbfilmcricket
History Repeats itself now with Ron Paul puppethead23
Henriette and Steve; do try to give this a UK release too! TheBrothersCarruthers
Michael Moore - what a toolbag! PC_Green
Anger Headbasket
Discuss An Unreasonable Man (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page