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The Contender Reviews

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Ted Murphy
Hollywood.com

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 2/5

September 8, 2009
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

The Contender thumps its Democratic Bible hard enough to put Jonathan Edwards to shame.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

July 30, 2007
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: C

January 10, 2003
Bob Bloom
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

Writer-director Rod Lurie is to political thriller cinema what Jackie Collins is to romance novels: high-gloss trash. The difference is that Lurie takes himself seriously.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com

Full Review Source: MovieMartyr.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 5, 2002
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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Cheesy.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 1, 2000
Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
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However neatly packaged, The Contender is double-dealing baloney.

| Original Score: 55/100

January 1, 2000
John Anderson
Newsday
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Inane and dishonest.

January 1, 2000
Robert Wilonsky
New Times

The most offensive movie of the year.

January 1, 2000
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

a montage of mediocrity

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: C-

January 1, 2000
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

When Republicans speak, it's a bitter voice we hear; when Democrats speak, the music swells proudly. There's not must to think about here. It's a personality contest.

| Original Score: C+

December 6, 2004
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review

I sorta felt like a contender after seeing this. One who lost the fight, but a contender nonetheless.

Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 27, 2001
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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Bury itself under a steaming heap of plot contrivance, equivocation and preachiness.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 1, 2000
Tom Keogh
Film.com
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The film's very premise, while initially promising, doesn't hold up to lengthy scrutiny.

January 1, 2000
Robert Horton
Film.com
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The film looks horrendous, poorly composed and staged, and the rhythm staggers.

January 1, 2000
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Don't try to read anything meaningful into its melodramatic contrivances or any depth into its easy answers.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: C+

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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No question, The Contender taps into the modern political zeitgeist. As drama, however, it flails.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Norm Schrager
Filmcritic.com

The primary problem is that Lurie just can't direct. He rushes and bumps through his somewhat appealing script in the first half.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

January 1, 2000
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Leonard Maltin
ReelzChannel.com
February 26, 2011
Matthew Bond
Daily Mail [UK]
December 16, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 23, 2001
Mark Freeman
Senses of Cinema
May 30, 2001
Brandon Judell
Fashion Wire Daily

Bacon, who in the upcoming film "Novocaine" plays a dentist accused of murder, had his own theory why Ms. Allen is now a contender: "I think that the cream rises to the top.

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April 19, 2001
Nitin Govil
PopMatters
January 1, 2000
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
January 1, 2000
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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January 1, 2000
Marjorie Baumgarten
Anchorage Press

June 11, 2001
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine
September 4, 2001
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003

News & Observer, Raleigh, NC

January 1, 2000

Ebert & Roeper
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January 1, 2000
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