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The Way I See It (2020)



Critic Consensus: The Way I See It takes an engaging look back at a political era from the unique perspective of the photographer who documented it from the inside.

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Based on the New York Times #1 bestseller comes The Way I See It, an unprecedented look behind the scenes of two of the most iconic Presidents in American History, Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan, as seen through the eyes of renowned photographer Pete Souza. As the Official White House Photographer, Souza was an eyewitness to the unique and tremendous responsibilities of being the most powerful person on Earth. The movie reveals how Souza transforms from a respected photojournalist to a searing commentator on the issues we face as a country and a people.

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Critic Reviews for The Way I See It

All Critics (64) | Top Critics (15)

But what's best about the documentary is all that Obama sun. It's hard to come by these days, even in retrospect.

September 21, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Though it goes adrift at times, the film lands at a moment when you may need some uplift and provides a welcome reminder of what executive dignity looks like.

September 21, 2020 | Full Review…

At times [it] comes close to sounding like a Democratic Party promotional video, especially in the late stretches, but Porter is a talented director who knows every picture tells a story, and boy does Pete Souza have a story to tell.

September 18, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A flawed but galvanizing documentary...

September 18, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

"The Way I See It" feels like it could carry on being relevant to audiences for decades to come.

September 18, 2020 | Full Review…

Simply in terms of presenting a draft of history through his earlier work and scalding commentary via his more recent endeavors, Souza's aim has been true.

September 17, 2020 | Full Review…
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