7.8/10
588
10 user 19 critic

Bhutto (2010)

Unrated | | Documentary, Biography | November 2010 (USA)
Trailer
2:09 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

A riveting documentary of the recently assassinated Benazir Bhutto, a polarizing figure in the Muslim world. Following in her father's footsteps as a pillar for democracy, Bhutto was ... See full summary »

Writer:

Johnny O'Hara
4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aseefa Bhutto Zardari Aseefa Bhutto Zardari ... Herself
Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari ... Himself
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Bilawal Bhutto Zardari ... Himself
Asif Ali Zardari Asif Ali Zardari ... Himself (as President Asif Ali Zardari)
Sanam Bhutto Sanam Bhutto ... Herself (as Sanam 'Sunny' Bhutto)
Victoria Schofield Victoria Schofield ... Herself
Mark Siegel Mark Siegel ... Himself
Tariq Ali Tariq Ali ... Himself
Steve Coll Steve Coll ... Himself
Ahmed Ispahani Ahmed Ispahani ... Himself
Akbar Ahmed Akbar Ahmed ... Himself
Peter Galbraith Peter Galbraith ... Himself
Christina Lamb Christina Lamb ... Herself
Condoleezza Rice ... Herself
Feroz Hassan Khan Feroz Hassan Khan ... Himself
Edit

Storyline

A riveting documentary of the recently assassinated Benazir Bhutto, a polarizing figure in the Muslim world. Following in her father's footsteps as a pillar for democracy, Bhutto was expected to dominate Pakistan's 2008 elections but the assassination sent Pakistan politics into turmoil. This major event sent shock waves throughout the world and transformed her from political messiah into a martyr for the common man. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You can't murder a legacy.


Certificate:

Unrated
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Benazir Bhutto See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,275, 5 December 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$100,009, 8 May 2011
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The first cut of the film, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, listed Johnny O'Hara and Jessica Hernández as directors. Subsequent versions list the directors as Duane Baughman and Johnny O'Hara. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not Much More Than Propaganda
17 December 2010 | by YxklyxSee all my reviews

While I appreciated some of the basic information given in the film. I found it to be too one sided on the whole. The film is more about Pakistan's political history rather than Bhutto herself and politics are generally not well suited for documentaries because there will always be radically opposing views. The film did not give much more insight to who really runs Pakistan than a reading of wikipedia would have given - now that would have made for an interesting film. Going into this I knew little of her but those thoughts were positive but coming out my thoughts are actually negative - obviously opposite to what was intended. I can't see her role as more than a figurehead. She belongs to an elite class (attended Harvard) and is from a radically different world than the vast majority of Pakistanis - so I can understand the foundations of distrust against her. Yes, she was charismatic but that's not enough to be a political power - she seemed out of her league and her presence in such a position of power, forced, likely installed by the elite class in the world. I don't condone the actions of the opposing faction but I can understand their antagonism.


7 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed