By now I'd be willing to believe almost anything about George W. Bush, but I wouldn't believe a word in Oliver Stone's "W." without checking his facts. Witness "JFK". Some misbegotten souls actually look at films like this and go no further.
But I'll watch the movie. That was the question posed at the end of the LA Times blog Director Oliver Stone talks about why he made "W."
Stone's movies are great narratives and usually entertaining, it's just that he seems to make up his mind before he starts gathering information.
And Stone is obviously trying to influence the election by releasing the picture now. A Newsweek review makes the interesting point that "Just how peripheral Bush now seems, in the wake of the country's economic meltdown, is not a situation Oliver Stone could have foreseen when he set out to make "W."—nor is it one that works in the movie's favor."
Bush is beyond lame. He's not very interesting when we're parsing the next President's every word.
But fire up the popcorn and I'll fire up my BS detector. Just remember it's a movie, not history.