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  • 50
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    A campaign movie for viewers who, if they care about politics at all, certainly don't require the full Sorkin treatment. show more

  • 55
    NPR

    Grassroots is a movie where bad ideas, because they're the ones championed by the "correct" side, are king. It never acknowledges that sometimes idealism is just another kind of manipulation. show more

  • 25
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    At first glance, Grassroots doesn't seem like much of an idea for a movie. Nor at second, third or fourth glance. Your fifth glance will be at your watch, and at sixth glance your eyelids will be getting very, very heavy. show more

  • 12
    Slant Magazine

    It isn't entirely clear what Stephen Gyllenhaal sees in the material apart from some lukewarm raging against the machine. show more

  • 40
    Time Out New York

    Factor in a questionable use of 9/11 footage, and this is one film as misguided as the business-as-usual subject it aims to critique. show more

  • 58
    Marc Mohan Portland Oregonian

    Perhaps the most curious omission from the movie Grassroots is that there's no mention at all of the classic "Simpsons" episode "Marge vs. the Monorail." show more

  • 70
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    Although it only glosses the mechanics of local politics, it exudes an endearingly scruffy charm. show more

  • 50
    Ronnie Scheib Variety

    Registers like a quaint display of local color. show more

  • 30
    Nick Schager Village Voice

    By ultimately softening its stance toward McIver, Grassroots disingenuously has it both ways, reducing politics first to a David-versus-Goliath adventure, and then to an everyone-is-cool bowl of mush. show more

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