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Primary Colors

Rated R for strong language and sexual references.

R In Theaters 03/13/1998 , 143min.
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USA Today
Perhaps Nichols and May's greatest accomplishment is capturing perfectly on film the mysterious, complex, compromised relationship the public has with today's political leaders. Full Review
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
A slack, tepid picture stuck in a no man's land between satire and drama. Full Review
David Edelstein
Slate
I found it so oppressively smug that I had to get up and pace the aisles three or four times, and I'd have bolted if I hadn't been duty bound to stick it out. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Guilty, deftly orchestrated fun. Full Review
Elvis Mitchell
The New York Times
It's a movie struggling with its own identity crisis, and with the obvious constraints created by its subject matter. Full Review

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