The Hunting of the President As much as conservatives loathed the phrase "vast right-wing conspiracy," some of us who are closer to the center had a problem with it as… The Hunting of the President As much as conservatives loathed the phrase "vast right-wing conspiracy," some of us who are closer to the center had a problem with it as… 2004-07-16 Unrated PT89M Documentary Regent Entertainment
Movie Review

The Hunting of the President (2004)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton | BILL & HIL, CHILLED ''Hunting'' looks at the the campaign to ''get'' the Clintons, but doesn't shed a lot of light on core questions
BILL & HIL, CHILLED ''Hunting'' looks at the the campaign to ''get'' the Clintons, but doesn't shed a lot of light on core questions
EW's GRADE
B

Details Limited Release: Jul 16, 2004; Rated: Unrated; Length: 89 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Regent Entertainment

As much as conservatives loathed the phrase ''vast right-wing conspiracy,'' some of us who are closer to the center had a problem with it as well. Hillary Clinton's famous ''j'accuse'' left out far too much -- like, say, the influence of The New York Times in inflating the mirage of corruption that was Whitewater. So I was pleasantly surprised to see that The Hunting of the President, an unabashed piece of documentary advocacy by Harry Thomason and Nickolas Perry, doesn't let the media off the hook. The film is a sobering chronicle of the depressing circus of persecution and pseudo-scandal that was the Clinton years. But why did the President provoke such ire? A movie with insight into that might actually feel new.

Originally posted Jul 14, 2004 Published in issue #775 Jul 23, 2004 Order article reprints
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