"‘Best of Enemies’ Shows Why Political Talk Has Gotten So Stupid" ~ Steve Pond
"...the two men made serious policy discussions wickedly entertaining and decidedly personal, and Neville and Gordon knew that they had a gold mine in the debate footage that is the centerpiece of their movie. Crucially, the filmmakers also deftly supply additional material that puts everything in context and shows how Vidal and Buckley were both products of their time and precursors for what would follow.
At the end of the movie, Buckley is heard in voiceover bemoaning what became of political coverage: “There is an implicit conflict of interest between that which is highly viewable and that which is highly illuminating.”
One of the chief pleasures of “Best of Enemies” is that it manages to be both."
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