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  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Whether or not Street Fight wins the Academy Award Sunday night, Curry's picture is must-see fare for any and every observer of the curious world of American politics. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Newark Mayor Sharpe James is the kind of politician that Tony Soprano would be happy to own. show more

  • 88
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    It's a fascinating film, simultaneously enthralling, infuriating and guaranteed to make viewers ask how such a perversion of the political process could be taking place in America. show more

  • 75
    Boston Globe

    Properly told, political underdog stories are as compelling as pratfalls from banana peels are funny. Each is timeless and carries an integrity impervious to cynicism. show more

  • 91
    Peter Rainer Christian Science Monitor

    As one of Booker's supporters notes, it's a sad day when academic success is used to denigrate an African-American. show more

  • 100
    David Denby The New Yorker

    In brief, Marshall Curry, the young director of Street Fight, has hit the documentary jackpot: the movie will become the inescapable referent for media coverage of the new campaign. And rightly so. show more

  • 90
    Andrew O'Hehir Salon.com

    It's an electrifying, suspenseful film, full of street-level political drama. show more

  • 90
    Scott Foundas L.A. Weekly

    This is classical activist filmmaking of the first order, a movie with the power to turn hearts, change minds and, just maybe, right the wayward course of an entire city. show more

  • 80
    Kevin Crust Los Angeles Times

    The story that first-time feature filmmaker Curry tells is extremely compelling, but where he really scores is in addressing politics and race in a way that allows events to speak for themselves. show more

  • 80
    Variety

    Curry's courage in the face of police harassment and what seems a very real threat of something worse is amazing. show more

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