Oliver Stone's Verdict on George W.

Oliver Stone's biopic of the President leaves its central figure a mystery and the moviegoer unmoved

Josh Brolin, left, as George W. Bush and Toby Jones as Karl Rove in W.

The film is called W., and for a lot of moviegoers, hearing that Oliver Stone was directing a biopic of the still President of the U.S., the W. could have stood for a pleased or outraged What!? Stone made his rep, or his rap sheet, with ferocious retakes of recent American history: the Vietnam War in Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July and Heaven and Earth; the investigation of the John F. Kennedy assassination in JFK; and, in Nixon, the life of the only President to resign his office. All those subjects allowed for...

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