It's really too bad that OUR BRAND IS CRISIS didn't turn out better as the ingredients are there. Had their roles been better, Bullock and Thornton could have been excellent. Green, although working in studio-mode, was able to bring on his regular DP Tim Orr and composer David Wingo, and their contributions are top-notch. It all comes down to the studio wanting to make a commercial movie out of a totally non-commercial subject. This could have been another WAG THE DOG but instead it's just another DEAL OF THE CENTURY.