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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    An intelligent movie that portrays the mighty without reverence. show more

  • 100
    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. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's a superb film -- funny, insightful and very wise about the realities of political life. show more

  • 88
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Sophisticated and unsentimental political film. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    It's a winner with flaws. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Striking an excellent balance between wry cultural critique and crisp entertainment value, the picture is as smart and funny as any comedy-drama in recent memory. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Joe Klein's novel -- is a cynical satire of life on the campaign trail. It's harsh, blistering, and possesses an edge that the film, a warmhearted comedy/drama, lacks. show more

  • 25
    San Francisco Examiner

    Underscores everything that was utterly wrong-headed about the original material. show more

  • 70
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    An intelligent and very funny satire about the bloody game of American politics. show more

  • 70
    Chris Gore Film Threat

    At once entertaining and depressing -- it exposes politics raw. show more

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