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Paul D. from DPO, AE
Reviewed on 10/19/2008...
Excellent movie. Hilarious. Topical, but for those who were around for the war, and remember this person's daily comical items...
Some funny stuff, more a documentary than comedy
Martin Andrade | Minnesota | 10/04/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Now that the war is over, we can reflect on what happened in that brief period, and we can put it under study. This forty five minute documentary is just that, it explores the man that was "Comical Ali" the Iraqi information minister, from when the first bombs are dropped on Baghdad to the last day of the war. It is hilarious to hear "Baghdad Bob" say such classics as "They are trapped" and "The American Villains". However, this is actually a serious documentary, more serious than the cover suggests. It gives a good look at the specific biography of the man, as well as a serious psychological analysis trying to figure out if the man was simply delusional, or a man trapped in a catch 22.It's an entertaining and informative movie, we see a lot of the press conferences that were glossed over as people watched the war coverage more intensely focused on the embedded reporters and the Donald Rumsfield press conferences. I'd recommend this movie if you are interested in one of the most interesting characters in the Iraq-U.S. war."
Not bad but not great either!
Martin Andrade | 05/16/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Worth the 6 dollars I paid but I'd say not a cent more. Especially the "bonus desert footage" which is a total joke, it only shows alternate views of the desert cliffs and some close ups on sand, big friggin whooptie-doo. So I guess they really mean desert footage quite literally. I loved watching this guy live while the unfortunate war was going on full steam, but this video misses some of his best quotes. The narrator has a kind of annoying voice to me as well, but that's just my opinion. Reminds me of the narrator from the Toology joke-of-a-documentary, maybe tht's why. Anyhoo, do yourself a favor and get one from a flea market or garage sale,etc to save money, cause you probably won't want to watch it more than once. I give it 2 1/2 stars out of 5."
Worth it if only for an archive of soon-to-be-forgotten hist
Colin Jensen | Marin County, California | 04/04/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As everyone says, this video isn't as funny as it should be; the narrator gets in the way of Bob's quotes; but it is worth $[...] or whatever just to memorialize the other side of the war. In five years all you'll hear is about how the Iraqi were cute little Bedouins with cute little camels and a rich history of holding hands and singing cum-by-allah until the imperialist Americans attacked them for oil. At that point DVDs like this will be the only thing left reminding us that we thought Saddam had weapons of mass destruction because he was telling us he had weapons of mass destruction, and that everything he was telling us was coming through this man, who said things like "America has not taken over the airport. I can see it out my window right now. Sure, two tanks came here, and when they saw us they turned and ran." The greatest point was the split-screen, when CNN or whomever was showing the live feed of what was going on out the man's window as he was being interviewed... Yes, buy this DVD, and remember what really went on in 2003."