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Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)

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A battle-hardened American political consultant is sent to help re-elect a controversial president in Bolivia, where she must compete with a long-term rival working for another candidate.


David Gordon Green


Peter Straughan (screenplay), Rachel Boynton (documentary)
4,064 ( 300)
2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bullock ... Jane
Billy Bob Thornton ... Pat Candy
Anthony Mackie ... Ben
Joaquim de Almeida ... Castillo
Ann Dowd ... Nell
Scoot McNairy ... Buckley
Zoe Kazan ... LeBlanc
Dominic Flores ... Hugo
Reynaldo Pacheco ... Eddie
Louis Arcella ... Rivera
Octavio Gómez Berríos ... Pepe
Luis Chávez ... Abraham
Azucena Diaz Azucena Diaz ... Claudia - Talk Show Host
Damian Delgado Damian Delgado ... Velasco
Nina Leon ... Rivera Reporter


In 2002, Bolivian politician Pedro Gallo hires American James Carville's political consulting firm, Greenberg Carville Shrum, to help him win the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. GCS brings in Jane Bodine to manage the campaign in Bolivia. Battling her arch nemesis, the opposition's political consultant Pat Candy. Written by Gerry Garcia

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


May the best campaign win. See more »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Experta en crisis See more »


Box Office


$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,238,433, 30 October 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,998,324, 13 December 2015
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sandra Bullock, in 2006's The Lake House, and Zoe Kazan, in 2014's In Your Eyes, played leads in movies where they were spiritually connected with their male co-stars. See more »


To emphasize the point of the problematic German author of the quote provided to Pat, some Mariachis sing at his hotel door. This is the 3rd verse of the 'Deutschlandlied', the national anthem of the Federal Republic of Germany. The notorious 1st verse ("Deutschland, Deutschland über alles") favored in the 3rd Reich would have been more fitting to the quote's author. See more »


Jane: He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Hugo: Oh, look. Come on, we don't wanna hear any more Sun Tzu.
Jane: It is not Sun Tzu. It's Muhammad Ali.
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References Scarface (1983) See more »


Written by Carlos Carillo, Della Cerdá, Luís Chirinos, Jorge Herrera, Larry Rada, Edgar Silva and César Velásquez
Performed by César Velásquez, Luís Chirinos, Carlos Carillo, Edgard Silva, Larry Rada, and Miguel Cerdá aka Cuarto Poder
Courtesy of Nacional Records
By arrangement with Sugaroo!
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Our Brand is Bland.
31 October 2015 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Definitely does not live up to it's cool title.

It had potential, coming out at the right time when people are gearing up for a big election. It's that type of comedy that is suppose to be funny up till that dramatic life changing moment, but the movie is to uninteresting to be funny.

Sandra Bullock plays a political strategist who gets back on the horse after years away in order to help a politician win a presidential campaign in his Latin American country.

I think Bullock's character is suppose to go through some soul searching event that is not clear to the point in a movie that's to boring to look for it.

Billy Bob Thornton was the best part of the movie. Our Brand is Crisis is suppose to be a vehicle for Bullock, but Thornton steels the show. It does not help that some of the other characters in the movie seem useless. Like I'm still trying to figure out what Antony Mackie's purpose in the movie was other than people like Antony Mackie.

It feels like the movie was having a hard time picking weather they were going to be a political drama or a political comedy, and trying to be both made it neither.

Skip this one.

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