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Chris Nashawaty
October 29, 2015 AT 09:36 PM EDT

The Diplomat

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
105 minutes
Limited Release Date
10/23/15
director
David Holbrooke
genre
Documentary, Biography, News

We gave it an A-

Diplomacy is an art practiced in secret. In this fascinating bio-doc about the late U.S. statesman Richard Holbrooke (whose greatest triumph was the 1995 Dayton agreement stanching the bloody crisis in the Balkans), we get an insider’s look at 50 years of behind-closed-doors logrolling and arm twisting. Directed by Holbrooke’s son, David, the film (HBO, Nov. 2, 8 p.m.) balances poignant political insight with a heartfelt narrative about a man trying to reckon with his absent father’s legacy. A–

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