Get Me Roger Stone

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Get Me Roger Stone
Get Me Roger Stone poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byDylan Bank
Daniel DiMauro
Morgan Pehme
Produced byDaniel DiMauro
Kara Elverson
Blair Foster
Shirel Kozak
Frank Morano
Morgan Pehme
Fredrik Stanton
Written byDylan Bank
Daniel DiMauro
Morgan Pehme
StarringRoger Stone
Music byMark Degli Antoni
Kyle S. Wilson
CinematographyDylan Bank
Sam Cullman
Daniel DiMauro
Ronan Killeen
Antonio Rossi
Edited byDaniel DiMauro
Jason Pollard
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Get Me Roger Stone is a 2017 American documentary film written and directed by Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro and Morgan Pehme. The film explores the life and career of Republican political strategist and lobbyist Roger Stone, a longtime advisor to Donald Trump. The film was released on Netflix on May 12, 2017.

Background[edit]

Bank, DiMauro and Pehme began filming with Roger Stone in late 2011 after Pehme had met Stone at a political function.[1] Inspired by a New Yorker article by writer Jeffrey Toobin, the filmmakers embarked on a five-year journey to make a documentary about Stone in order to tell the story of his transformative effect on modern politics–which reaches its climax in 2016 with the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency of the United States of America.[2]

Release[edit]

The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23, 2017, to critical acclaim. Entertainment Weekly called it a "staggering, shock-to-the-system political documentary."[3] The Atlantic described it as "an incisive portrait of how Stone's brand of dirty tricks -- in which the only motivating factor in politics is to win -- came to dominate the current state of disarray."[4] The film was released worldwide on Netflix on May 12, 2017.[5]

Reception[edit]

Get Me Roger Stone has an 88% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 32 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "As informative as it is entertaining, Get Me Roger Stone offers a close-up look at the right-wing gadfly who helped shape the 2016 presidential election."[6] Metacritic gives the film a weighted average score of 75 out of 100, based on 8 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[7]

The Los Angeles Times hailed it as "endlessly fascinating,"[8] and Variety as "lively, fun, sickening and essential."[9] RogerEbert.com proclaimed "as for examining the pathologies on the right side of the spectrum, it's hard to imagine any film this year will surpass the astonishing Netflix production Get Me Roger Stone."[10]

Participants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mancini, Vince (June 5, 2017). "'Get Me Roger Stone' Co-Director Dan DiMauro On Watching The Election From Alex Jones' Bunker". FilmDrunk. Uproxx. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  2. ^ Bank, Dylan; DiMauro, Daniel; Pehme, Morgan (May 12, 2017). "The Inside Skinny on How America Got (Roger) Stoned". The Daily Beast. The Daily Beast Company. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  3. ^ McGovern, Joe (April 24, 2017). "Essential, staggering Get Me Roger Stone rocks Tribeca Film Festival". Entertainment Weekly. Time. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  4. ^ Gilbert, Sophie (May 11, 2017). "Get Me Roger Stone Profiles the Man Who Created President Trump". The Atlantic. The Atlantic Monthly Group. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  5. ^ Romano, Nick (March 29, 2017). "Get Me Roger Stone trailer: Netflix previews documentary". Entertainment Weekly. Time. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  6. ^ "Get Me Roger Stone (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  7. ^ "Get Me Roger Stone Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  8. ^ Rechtshaffen, Michael (May 11, 2017). "Review - 'Get Me Roger Stone' traces GOP strategist's influence from Nixon to Trump". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  9. ^ Gleiberman, Owen (May 14, 2017). "Film Review: 'Get Me Roger Stone'". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  10. ^ Cheshire, Godfrey (May 12, 2017). "Get Me Roger Stone". RogerEbert.com. Ebert Digital LLC. Retrieved August 27, 2018.

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