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Kevin Spacey and Bob Balaban headline Austin Powers director Jay Roach's all-star docudrama examining the events surrounding the most controversial presidential election in United States history. The highest office in the country is up for grabs, and the fate of the free world may hang in the balance. When the initial tallies from Florida voting polls prove inconclusive, the decision is made to hold a recount. But it's a controversial decision to say the least, and one that caused many skeptical
May 25, 2008 Wide
Aug 19, 2008
Ed Begley Jr
James Baker III
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Recount, an efficient and relentless enactment of the strategists on both sides of the Florida controversy, shows an accident that was waiting to happen.
The movie doesn't embrace its potential for farce, for suspense, or for outrage. Ultimately, the filmmakers could have punched a little harder.
A splendid cast mostly just sits around watching the bad news on television, dutiful to the letter of Danny Strong's conscientious script yet insufficiently roused to righteous spirit even as, before their eyes, our republic gets banana'd.
Roach gets a lot of suspenseful mileage out of these ping-ponging reversals of fortune.
Butterfly ballots and hanging chads become the stuff of great political intrigue.
A second HBO movie has made its mark of excellence on TV. Recount probably would die at the box office in movie theaters, but it prevails on television. It's a hard sell.
Esquemático a ponto de mergulhar a narrative em um tom burocrático, merece créditos pela atuação de Spacey, Dern e Begley Jr., representando também uma bem-vinda (ainda que não totalmente bem-sucedida) mudança de rumo na carreira de Roach.
A fleet-footed, conversational study of potentially very dry material well-covered by the media of the day.
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