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Our Brand Is Crisis (2005)

Unrated | | Documentary | 12 March 2005 (USA)
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A documentary on American political campaign marketing tactics and their consequences.

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Rachel Boynton

Writer:

Rachel Boynton
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Mauricio Balcazar Mauricio Balcazar ... Self (Goni's Press Advisor)
James Carville ... Self - GCS Strategist
Tad Devine Tad Devine ... Self (GCS Advertising Consultant)
Stanley Greenberg ... Self (GCS Pollster)
Carlos D. Mesa Gisbert Carlos D. Mesa Gisbert ... Self - Bolivia's Vice Presidential Candidate
Carlos Mesa Carlos Mesa ... Self (VP Candidate)
Carlos Morales Carlos Morales ... Self - Campaign Manager
Evo Morales Evo Morales ... Self (Opposing Candidate)
Henry Oporto Henry Oporto ... Self
Manuel Rocha Manuel Rocha ... Self - US Ambassadir to Bolivia (archive footage)
Jeremy Rosner Jeremy Rosner ... Self - GCS Pollster and Chief Strategist
Robert Shrum Robert Shrum ... Self - GCS partner
Tal Silberstein Tal Silberstein ... Self (GCS Management Consultant)
Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada ... Self (Bolivia's Presidential Candidate)
Manfred Reyes Villa Manfred Reyes Villa ... Self (Opposing Candidate)
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A documentary on American political campaign marketing tactics and their consequences.

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Patronizing and clueless
9 March 2006 | by sleepyinnycSee all my reviews

Want a reminder of why so many people around the world think Americans are clueless, ignorant and narrow-minded? Go see "Our Brand is Crisis." Rachel Boynton seems shocked that Bolivians use modern campaign techniques: polls, focus groups, etc. Who would have thought, huh? I have news for Boynton: they also have highways, email, television and movie theaters. Yes, I know it must come as a shock to you.

The whole tone of the film is so patronizing (poor little people being helped by big-shot Americans) I cringed most of the time. At the movie theater where I saw this film there were many South Americans and once the lights went on, I could see them rolling their eyes and hear their comments: shallow, patronizing, clueless. I could not have agreed more.


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12 March 2005 (USA) See more »

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Presidentin tekijät See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,970, 5 March 2006

Gross USA:

$166,750

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$166,750
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