Recount Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 27, 2008
Recount, an efficient and relentless enactment of the strategists on both sides of the Florida controversy, shows an accident that was waiting to happen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Matthew Gilbert
Boston Globe
May 27, 2008
The movie doesn't embrace its potential for farce, for suspense, or for outrage. Ultimately, the filmmakers could have punched a little harder.
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John Leonard
New York Magazine/Vulture
May 27, 2008
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.
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Alessandra Stanley
New York Times
May 27, 2008
An astute and deliciously engrossing film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Robert Abele
L.A. Weekly
May 27, 2008
Roach gets a lot of suspenseful mileage out of these ping-ponging reversals of fortune.
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Barry Garron
Hollywood Reporter
May 27, 2008
Butterfly ballots and hanging chads become the stuff of great political intrigue.
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Tom Shales
Washington Post
May 27, 2008
An electrifying slapstick tragedy about a mad moment in American politics, a moment that must never happen again but easily could.
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Brian Lowry
Variety
May 27, 2008
Smart, star-studded and anchored by another fine-tuned performance from Kevin Spacey.
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Tim Goodman
San Francisco Chronicle
May 27, 2008
It's impossible to overstate the excellent casting here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Heather Havrilesky
Salon.com
May 27, 2008
In the end, spin wins out over substance, just as it does in every modern American fairy tale.
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May 27, 2008
It grovels for the approval of political junkies while flaunting the shallowest interest in politics, and everything flows from there in the most silly fashion.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 27, 2008
I think it's one of the best movies of the year.