A full-scale assault on his "Broken Windows Theory" — a crime fighting approach Giuliani made famous as mayor — is where a combination of interviews and statistics make the film's most compelling argument.
As for the boredom, for me it mushroomed into annoyance a couple of times. The opening credits are flashed across a background of video footage of the Great Depression, World War II, and the Baby Boom. Why? Just because those eras were briefly mentioned apropos of nothing, really. Ultra dull/pointless footage of a demonstration in New York City during Giuliani's reign played interminably. All I could do was watch and hope, believing that this, too would pass.
Many documentaries pair fun with the facts, this one resembles a deadpan news special. Giuliani Time's intrigue was all in the interviews and statistics. Is Giuliani's hero image merely fallout from September 11? Is he just another lying, whoring politician? All things considered, this is an impressive and enlightening documentary. There were no bells and whistles to enamor me, but I had a good time watching.