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The Contender


Rated R for strong sexual content and language.

R In Theaters 10/13/2000 , 126min.
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Critic score based on 35 reviews

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April 21, 2009
This is a topnotch movie. There is a lot to learn here about integrity and the lack thereof. The story subtly takes hold of the viewer, dragging him or her into a very skillfully laid plot. A horoughly enjoyable and intense look at back room politics. The acting is superb by all.

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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
Thoroughly engrossing. Full Review
David Edelstein
Has a nonsensical twist ending that almost wrecks it, but until then it has enough fast, hyperliterate venality to make it great fun. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
I can recommend the first two-thirds of this movie with great enthusiasm. Full Review
Emanuel Levy
The large, talented cast elevates the film above the trappings of its loquacious debates, particularly Allen. Full Review
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
Wonderfully cast and slickly directed, but so crudely written. Full Review

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