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The documentary does a reasonable survey of his faults and foibles, lining up those willing to plunge a knife, but it's neither definitive nor detailed enough to satisfy even a minimum standard of proof.
Tyrnauer tells Cohn's story through interviews with family members and colleagues, and makes it very clear that he's indirectly telling the story of Trump. This exposť of "a personality in disarray" is a two-for-one deal.
It offers a blunt, ruthless evisceration - which is to say, a clear-eyed assessment - of the brilliant legal mind who helped send the Rosenbergs to the electric chair and made his reputation as Joseph McCarthy's attack dog.
Those who have studied Cohn likely won't learn a whole lot new from the film, but that doesn't make its lessons any less significant, or the narrative as a whole any less enlightening as a road map to Trump's public-relations philosophy.