I've not stopped thinking about it -- weighing might-have-beens and alternative courses of action, as though remembering an actual event rather than a nimble, superbly-realized fantasy. That's a first-rate achievement. show more
A triumph of low-budget filmmaking. show more
A taut, consistently surprising political thriller with a sting in its tail. show more
Subperb movie. Straight foward and powerful. Timothy Hutton is right on as the President\'s Chief of Staff. Kevin Pollack gives his best performance to date as the President. One of the best political thriller\'s I have ever seen. The Contender had all star cast and story but not near as gritty as Deterrence-BRAVO!