This film has only grown more significant to me as a major work of art in cinema since I first watched.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
2nd time in my life I've seen it. First time I was a child and it didn't stick with me through the years. This viewing was like a revelation. For me the humor is all in Arkin’s reactions to what’s happening. The crazy president is funny with the hand puppet and the water, but Arkin’s reaction puts me on the floor doubled over with laughter. This is Arkin’s comic genius on parade.