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Wag The Dog
  • R
  • 1h 37m
  • 1998
Certified Fresh85%
Common Sense Media Iconage 16+
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Academy Award winners Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman star in a tale of politics, power, and Hollywood so outrageous it could be true! Two weeks before re-election, the President of the United States (Michael Belson) is accused of accosting a girl scout. Before the news reaches the media, his advisors call in a political consultant (De Nireo) specializing in image rescues. What to do? Hire a Hollywood producer (Hoffman) to create a war--distracting public attention from the scandal and rallying Americans to their President in surge of patriotic fever.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh85%
Critics Consensus: Smart, well-acted, and uncomfortably prescient political satire from director Barry Levinson and and all-star cast.
Reviews
Time Out
Rotten

Lazily assembled by director Levinson, it slides into a series of soft, extended skits on engineer...

June 21, 2017
Globe and Mail
Rick Groen
Fresh

Amusing as it is, Wag The Dog does what it purports to sat irize -- the bark is real but the teeth...

June 17, 2017
Variety
Godfrey Cheshire
Fresh

The pacing is crisp, the dialogue quippy and fast, the tone arch but energetic.

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Entertaining, creepily resonant political comedy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the president is accused of molesting a teenage girl. All of the main characters lie and work to defraud the voters in order to have their candidate re-elected. A woman sleeps with a man in order to advance their conspiracy. Conrad has a producer killed when he threatens to reveal the faked war.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Comedy, Satire & Spoof
  • Release Date:January 1, 1998
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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