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  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    While the film adopts a sometimes jaunty tone, the fact is that gerrymandering is bad news, assuming you believe that elections should mean something. show more

  • 40
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Watching Gerrymandering is like taking a course on a subject you keenly want to learn about only to discover the lecturer is a boring, old windbag. show more

  • 50
    Mark Keizer Boxoffice Magazine

    There is so much wrong with the political system at this point that gerrymandering, in which politicians shamelessly redraw electoral boundaries to rig the outcome of elections, seems almost quaint. show more

  • 40
    S. James Snyder Time Out New York

    Good policy does not ensure good drama; Gerrymandering summarizes an urgent issue but forgets to detail the true fallout. show more

  • 83
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Arnold Schwarzenegger appears as the rare politician who supports reform in this timely exposé of how our democracy has slipped off its tracks. show more

  • 50
    Village Voice

    It gets complicated: Re-districting in Chicago gave Obama a clear advantage in his Senate election, an inconvenient truth that Reichert leaves open to debate. A clearer example of gerrymandering's mendacity is offered by Tom DeLay, who rides his black heart into yet another political documentary and fills, as ever, the role of the indisputable villain. show more

  • 50
    Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times

    Despite much archival and news footage, along with ample face time from that initiative's most ebullient supporter, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the contest lacks the kind of inherent drama and tension that could have helped quicken the movie's measured pulse. show more

  • 50
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    An illustrated civics lesson that strains to make its complicated, shadowy subject - electoral redistricting - a political hot topic. show more

  • 42
    Noel Murray The A.V. Club

    At the start of Gerrymandering, Reichert quotes Thomas Pynchon, writing, "Nothing will produce bad history more directly nor brutally than drawing a line." The same could be said of documentaries. show more

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