A misfire satire that preaches against slick political practices by high-powered political consultants.
| Original Score: C
Gere is a revelation
| Original Score: 3/5
Presents a provocative glimpse of the important role media experts play in the political process today.
There is little of the gratuitous hysteria that usually mars Lumet's work, and David Himmelstein's busy script keeps things moving, though at the price of losing track of a couple of significant subplots.
The movie seems to be asking us to walk out of the theater shaking our heads in disillusionment, but I was more puzzled than disillusioned.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
| Original Score: 2/5