Satire trades on exaggeration in order to make a point. In my book, a key element of successful satire is an ability to cleverly exaggerate while providing humorous insight, otherwise the comedic part can devolve into boredom or silliness. The trouble with this lame satire on the 60's is an almost complete absence of cleverness. Instead, the screenplay simply pounds over and over in obvious fashion on the voting age theme, showing neither depth nor telling wit. At the same time, the upshot can be spotted a mile away. Thus there's precious little insight amidst all the flash. On the other hand, as a vet of the 60's political battles, I like Hal Holbrook's role as a political opportunist seeking to co-opt the youth movement. Too bad there's not more of that and less showcasing of the new James Dean. The overall result strikes me as coming not from an insightful skeptic, but from the commercial establishment. In short, despite cult status, the movie's little more than empty flash.