I heard it was blatantly "anti-Obama" and "right wing propaganda" from a variety of sources but the always curious in my soul motivated me to go see it. At first, there were very few people in the (Krikorian) theater so I parked myself right in the front, in the middle, where no one else cares to sit. To my amazement, the theater filled up (it was only noon).
I did not expect the movie to be a "work of art" since it is a documentary. Although, for a documentary it is a pretty well done. One reviewer made cynical comments about D'Souza's comparing what he has in common with Obama (age, non-white, etc) which I interpreted as his attempt to demonstrate empathy. We can certainly understand others better when we identify the similarities we may have with them. There were many points made about Obama, that as a mother, elicited pity from my heart.
D'Souza looks to many sources to analyze Obama's behavior. Including one of my all time favorite professors; Shelby Steele. The explanations of Obama's quest to live his father's dream, which would rid the world of colonialism is troubling. I don't want to ruin your good time with too much detail but one thing I felt the movie was not, is propaganda. It's an analysis from behaviors, actions, history and even psychologists.
When the film was over, the audience applauded. Then as I walked from the theater I noticed no one was smiling. The message I found chilling must have touched many other people the same way.
Whether you lean left or right it's a movie I strongly suggest you see with an open mind. It's well worth the $10 and the couple of hours it takes.
Here's the official link if you want to read more before heading to the Krikorian.