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Anti-Trumper Rob Reiner Has a New Movie — and It’s a Colossal Flop

'Shock and Awe,' which is highly critical of George W. Bush, had a miserable opening at the box office despite its star-studded cast

Hollywood director and relentless anti-Trump critic Rob Reiner unveiled yet another George W. Bush-bashing biopic, “Shock and Awe,” this past weekend.

And it “bombed” hard at the box office.

Just how bad was the film’s draw?

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It reaped a miserable $41,000 from the 100 screens that showed it.

The star-studded cast of the film includes Jessica Biel, Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, and James Marsden. It has a 5.1/10 rating on IMDb and a 33 percent critical review on Rotten Tomatoes.

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In other words, it’s rotten.

The movie follows the true story of a group of journalists who question Bush’s reasons for invading Iraq in 2003.

Films that topped out over Reiner’s anti-Bush screed this weekend included “Show Dogs” (in its ninth week), “Book Club” (in its ninth week), and “American Animals” (in its seventh week).

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The Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” clobbered “Shock and Awe” in its sixth week: Its $1,885,000 weekend draw was 46 times more successful than Reiner’s opening.

Reiner has not only been a vicious critic of former President George W. Bush — but he’s also relentlessly bashed President Donald Trump in the media. He has called Trump supporters racists and has said Trump is “destroying families” with his immigration policies.

The director has even called the president a “childish sociopathic liar.”

It looks like Reiner is reaping a just reward at the box office for his unhinged political activism.

Kyle Becker is a content writer and producer with LifeZette. Follow him on Twitter

(photo credit, article image: Rob Reiner…, CC BY 2.0, by Ed Ritger / Commonwealth Club)

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