Rather

2023

Biography / Documentary

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 94% · 17 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 88%
IMDb Rating 7.5/10 10 253 253

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Top cast

Brian Doyle-Murray as Self - Saturday Night Live Cast Member
Johnny Carson as Self - Host, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
Jimmy Carter as Self - 39th President of the United States
G. Gordon Liddy as Self - Ex-FBI Agent, Ex-Treasury Official
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865.65 MB
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
1 hr 34 min
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1.73 GB
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English 5.1
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23.976 fps
1 hr 34 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by bobzmcishl 8 / 10

Courageous

As Dan Rather remarked "If you want a friend in the reporting business, get a dog." It is a brutal, competitive occupation as shown in this absorbing documentary about Dan Rather, his climb to fame, his one big failure, and his reemergence as a social media icon. He covered all the big stories of his era, civil rights, Kennedy assassination, Vietnam, Watergate, 68 Democratic Convention, Afghanistan, Iraq war, and other world shaking events. Brought back a lot of memories of the second half of the 20th century. Rather could ask the tough questions and wasn't particularly liked by most of the presidents he covered, especially Richard Nixon, and the Bush family. He was a polarizing figure, one reason for some of the one star reviews on this site, but he was courageous, not afraid to be on-site in Vietnam. Afghanistan, & Iraq. He is considered one the great reporters of the 20th century. Well worth a watch.

Reviewed by sagashop70 10 / 10

Brilliant

In an era where journalism is often under fire and trust in media is waning, there's something deeply nostalgic and reassuring about immersing oneself in the long career of a reporter present during pivotal moments in history. From the assassination of President Kennedy to interviews with Martin Luther King, questioning Nixon, and Bush W., "Rather" (2023) is a poignant reminder of the power and impact of journalism.

"Rather" (2023) is a documentary about Dan Rather long career in journalism, which includes his falling from grace in the early 2000s and his re-emergence in later decades in social media and many other platforms. In his 90s, Rather continues to be a reporter. He is and will be a reporter until his last breath. But watching this documentary also takes us on a trip through the United States history, at least modern history, from segregation in the late 1950s to our days. Rather has seen so many things, covered them all, and has been witness to history. And this film shows us that.

"Rather" (2023) is a meticulously crafted documentary that offers a compelling narrative about a man who has played a significant role in many US history chapters. It's a film that informs and engages, leaving the audience with a deeper understanding of the events that have shaped our world.

Reviewed by dan-can-do 8 / 10

Good Story and Worth a Watch

This documentary is well done and most will get some good insight on the man. During the 60's, 70's and most of the 80's he was well respected and the documentary shows that. He told the story without opinion, took a lot of risks with his life and worked very hard at his job. He mostly did it very well and should be accorded the proper respect for it. Unfortunately he lost his way in the late 1980's and started to let his political ideology leak into his reporting. He became the story more than the subject he was reporting on. The vast number of people interviewed for this documentary were quick to praise Dan. Many commented on how much he accomplished and how hard he worked and he was "impartial". Unfortunately Dan was far from impartial and it was clearly obvious. Even liberal review sites bemoaned his misleading, inaccurate and incomplete reporting. In Dan Rather's world democrats can do no wrong. Name one democrat from the late 1980's until today that Rather has broke a critical story or initiated an investigative report on? You can't because according to Dan Rathers world democrats do no wrong and we all know that is not true. Regardless of Dan's political stance I think he's a good man. I've enjoyed his later career "Big Interview" series and he's earned a lot of respect. He doesn't deserve the "impartial" moniker though. Cheers...

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