You Should See It, But Can You Trust It? A Review of Drafthouse Films’ THE AMBASSADOR

Mads Brugger’s 2011 documentary The Ambassador is fascinating,funny and disturbing. You should see it—but it’s also terrible and I don’t trust it. And when you’re done being entertained, you shouldn’t trust it either. This movie lets an entertaining tail wag the whole dog, and a chilling,deeply fascinating story of corrupt bureaucracy is forced to share screen time with the filmmaker’s low-rent Borat impersonation, ruining everything. There’s a reason there hasn’t been a 60 minutes/Jackass crossover, and the mixed bag of The Ambassador is it.

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You Should See It, But Can You Trust It? A Review of Drafthouse Films’ THE AMBASSADOR