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Bhutto

  NR

Duane Baughman & Johnny O'Hara

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Plot Summary

Bhutto is an epic story about the first woman in history to lead a Muslim nation - Pakistan. TIME Magazine called Pakistan "the most dangerous place in the world" with good reason: the 6th largest country on the planet (population: 180 million), Pakistan is bordered by Iran, Afghanistan and long-time rival India, with whom it has engaged in a decades-long and smoldering conflict. Pakistan is ravaged by often violent internal dissent between various tribes and political factions. And Pakistan remains the world's only nuclear-armed Muslim nation. Benazir Bhutto was born into a wealthy family that has become Pakistan's dominant political dynasty. Often referred to as the "Kennedys of Pakistan," the Bhuttos share a painful history of triumph and tragedy, played out on an international stage. Educated at Harvard and Oxford, Benazir's life changed forever when her father, Pakistan's first democratically elected president, chose Benazir, instead of his eldest son, to carry his political mantle. After her father was overthrown and executed by his handpicked Army Chief, Benazir swore to avenge him and to restore democracy - or die trying. Benazir lived a life of contradictions. She broke the Islamic glass ceiling, but was wed in a traditional arranged marriage to Karachi playboy Asif Ali Zardari. Her two terms in power saw acts of courage and controversy as she restored democracy, eradicated polio, helped advance the status of women, and fought extremism, all the while battling politically-charged accusations of corruption and cronyism. In 2007, with the country rolling in turmoil and under the thumb of yet another military dictator, Benazir was called back onto the world stage as Pakistan's best hope for democracy. With her assassination, she transcended politics, but left behind a legacy of simmering controversy and undeniable courage that will be debated for years.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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86%
  • Reviews Counted: 21
  • Fresh: 18
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A worthy portrait of a phenomenal woman. – John Anderson, Variety, Nov 30, 2010

Fresh: Benazir Bhutto had a life that makes fiction pale by comparison. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Dec 2, 2010

Fresh: As much a history of modern Pakistan as a portrait of the political dynasty that periodically led the country over two decades, Bhutto offers a complex and sometimes confounding perspective on its titular family. – Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter, Nov 30, 2010

Fresh: Bhutto conveys a forceful sense of tectonic social and geopolitical shifts, as well as the courageous, heartbreaking personal sacrifices its subject made in service to both her homeland and ideals. – Nick Schager, Village Voice, Nov 30, 2010

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2010

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