Exclusive access into the career and life of the public servant who has advised seven U.S. presidents beginning with the AIDS pandemic in the 1980s and through SARS, Ebola and COVID-19.

  • Released: 2021-09-10
  • Runtime: 104 minutes
  • Genre: Documentaries
  • Stars: Anthony Fauci, Christine Grady
  • Director: Janet Tobias, John Hoffman
  • isaacwest-66001 - 9 March 2023
    Well Produced but Awkward
    So you're sifting through the reviews and you find yourself confused. Many reviews suggest that it is ignorant and zombie like to called Fauci 1/10, but these same reviews give Fauci 10/10 as if it's the most mindblowing thing ever. Hypocritical, to say the least; perhaps even offensive how some belittle other reviews based on science. Fauci himself has unquestioningly become a controversial man, and I'll admit my view on him isn't ver favorable coming into the documentary, but for the sake of being fair I will grade the documentary, not Fauci himself.

    The documentary does take a positive approach to Fauci which is fine, a documentary that speaks of Abraham Lincoln in a positive light does not mean it's bad documentary. The difference is a documentary on Lincoln has the benefit of hindsight and can look back on the life of Lincoln - removed from any contemporary feelings. The Fauci documentary is not. It is well produced which is why I find it naive to call it a 1 or 2 star production, but because of the timing it feels more like a sales advertisement for a car rather than a documentary. It did shed some light on a few of Fauci's more controversial moments, but refuses to take a truly deep and even-handed look at any of the major points in his life. That's why this documentary feels weird, it feels more like a propaganda piece than a documentary; maybe I'm wrong but that's how it comes across especially when their interview selections are more people of authority and not too much of those average Joe's who were greatly affected by Fauci (for better or worse). So in the end, this is a well produced but awkward documentary that should have waited and instead unfortunately calls into question National Geographic's ability to look at the bigger picture.
  • charlesusb - 28 December 2021
    Long but brilliant
    It's a bit long but I couldn't have imagined how hard it would be to take any part of the story out. It's a beautifully told and massively inspiring story.