Get Me Roger Stone

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Get Me Roger Stone
Get Me Roger Stone poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Dylan Bank
Daniel DiMauro
Morgan Pehme
Produced by Daniel DiMauro
Kara Elverson
Blair Foster
Shirel Kozak
Frank Morano
Morgan Pehme
Fredrik Stanton
Written by Dylan Bank
Daniel DiMauro
Morgan Pehme
Starring Roger Stone
Music by Mark Degli Antoni
Kyle S. Wilson
Cinematography Dylan Bank
Sam Cullman
Daniel DiMauro
Ronan Killeen
Antonio Rossi
Edited by Daniel DiMauro
Jason Pollard
Distributed by Netflix
Release date
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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 and reception[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] The Los Angeles Times hailed it as "endlessly fascinating,"[6] and Variety as "lively, fun, sickening and essential."[7] 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."[8] Despite that the filmmakers behind the film are liberals,[9] the documentary has been received favorably across the political spectrum, from MSNBC[10] and Vox,[11] to Breitbart News[12] and National Review,[13] all praising the film. Get Me Roger Stone has a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[14]

Participants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vince Mancini (2017-06-05). "'Get Me Roger Stone' Co-Director Dan DiMauro On Watching The Election From Alex Jones' Bunker". Uproxx. 
  2. ^ Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro, Morgan Pehme (2017-05-12). "The Inside Skinny on How America Got (Roger) Stoned". The Daily Beast. 
  3. ^ Joe McGovern (2017-04-24). "Essential, staggering Get Me Roger Stone rocks Tribeca Film Festival". Ew.com. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  4. ^ Sophie Gilbert (2017-05-11). "Get Me Roger Stone Profiles the Man Who Created President Trump". The Atlantic. 
  5. ^ Nick Romano (2017-03-29). "Get Me Roger Stone trailer: Netflix previews documentary". Ew.com. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  6. ^ Michael Rechtshaffen (2017-05-11). "Review - 'Get Me Roger Stone' traces GOP strategist's influence from Nixon to Trump". Los Angeles Times. 
  7. ^ Owen Gleiberman (2017-05-14). "Film Review: 'Get Me Roger Stone'". Variety. 
  8. ^ Godfrey Cheshire (2017-05-12). "Get Me Roger Stone Move Review (2017) - Robert Ebert". RogerEbert.com. 
  9. ^ Tatiana Siegel (2017-05-12). "'Get Me Roger Stone' Director Reflects on His Subject, a "Malevolent Forrest Gump"". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  10. ^ Joy Reid (2017-06-02). "New documentary chronicles Roger Stone". MSNBC. 
  11. ^ Alissa Wilkinson (2017-05-12). "In Netflix's Get Me Roger Stone, the notorious GOP operative plays both narrator and villain". Vox. 
  12. ^ Colin Madine (2017-05-15). "Review:'Get Me Roger Stone' Shows Just How Deeply Stone Is Embedded in the Leftist Psyche". Breitbart News. 
  13. ^ Mona Charen (2017-05-19). "The 'Evil Political Operator' at the Anger Games". National Review. 
  14. ^ Mona Charen (2017). "Get Me Roger Stone (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. 

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