• Unrated, 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Jay Roach
    On DVD:
    Jan 8, 2013
  • HBO


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Game Change Reviews

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Liz Smith
Chicago Tribune
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Actress Moore makes one actually feel sorry for Sarah Palin at points in this wonderful film.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune

August 6, 2012
David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The dramatic re-creations are somewhat uneven: The convention staging is quite convincing, the campaign trail less so.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

August 6, 2012
Brian Dickerson
Detroit Free Press
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Game Change, which explores how smart people make dumb decisions, is a movie for all of us.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press

August 6, 2012
Tom Gliatto
People Magazine

It plausibly lays out Palin's path from unsteady candidate to confident (or arrogant) rogue player.

Full Review Source: People Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 6, 2012
Chuck Barney
Contra Costa Times

That it works is testament to an astounding, Emmy-worthy performance by Moore, who plays Palin with nuance, and without a trace of parody.

Full Review Source: Contra Costa Times

August 6, 2012
Linda Stasi
New York Post
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The movie is more balanced than I expected.

Full Review Source: New York Post

August 6, 2012
Natalie Finn
E! Online

We're no longer disappointed that Tina Fey didn't get the role that ended up going to Julianne Moore.

Full Review Source: E! Online

August 3, 2012
David Hinckley
New York Daily News
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It takes a story whose outline we know and uses backstage access to turn it into a well-paced drama.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

August 3, 2012
Brian Lowry
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Beyond the campaign, the movie yields sobering observations about the legitimacy of cable news, modern political extremism and the shrillest voices influencing the Republican Party.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 3, 2012
Mary McNamara
Los Angeles Times
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The overall atmosphere of the film is surprisingly kind to all.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

August 3, 2012
Robert Bianco
USA Today
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Pleasure, you may get out of Game Change. Truth will be in the eye of the beholder.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

August 3, 2012
Tim Goodman
Hollywood Reporter
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It's a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at politics - as long as you're a Democrat.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

August 3, 2012
Rob Owen
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

But if viewers put politics aside, imagining everyone on screen as a character rather than a stand-in for a real-life figure, they will find Game Change offers enough Shakespearean machinations to warrant praise as an exceptional melodrama.

Full Review Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

August 3, 2012
Alessandra Stanley
New York Times
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This is a sharp-edged but not unsympathetic portrait of a flawed heroine.

Full Review Source: New York Times

August 3, 2012
Sarah Rodman
Boston Globe
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A compelling, sometimes funny, sometimes poignant dramatization of the behind-the-scenes machinations of the Republican side of the 2008 presidential campaign that is unlikely to sway already entrenched opinions on both sides.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe

August 3, 2012
Matt Roush
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A searing, sizzlingly well acted docudrama.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide

August 3, 2012
Joanne Ostrow
Denver Post
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While Moore's performance is riveting, the most insightful aspects of the tale are the insider reactions.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

August 3, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Seeing Game Change is like living again through the campaign of 2008.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

August 3, 2012
Ken Tucker
Entertainment Weekly
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Game Change does stress a theme that applies to both sides of the aisle.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

August 3, 2012
Ed Bark
Uncle Barky
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As an entertaining, briskly paced political yarn, it's right up there with HBO's Emmy-winning Recount.

Full Review Source: Uncle Barky | Original Score: A-

August 3, 2012
Richard Roeper
January 22, 2013
Neil Rosen
January 22, 2013
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