An Unreasonable Man
First screened in March 2007
Directors: Henriette Mantel and Steve Skrovan. Profile of the consumer activist and controversial presidential candidate Ralph Nader. Includes interviews with Ralph Nader, Jim Ridgeway, Eric Alterman, Pat Buchanan, Phil Donahue, Todd Gitlin, Morton Mintz, Rep. John Conyers, Jr., and Howard Zinn.

Twitter Capsule: Not the most stylistically finessed documentary but a gratifying, both-sides-now take on its mercurial subject.

VOR:   Nader too easy to demonize or lionize. Film helpfully balances perceptions without "fair and balanced" banalities—especially when so many political docs tilt only one way.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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