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Jason Gorber
TwitchFilm
December 28, 2012
It's a testament to the supreme skills of Hegedus and Pennebaker that they managed to craft a film that so easily could have gone astray.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
May 1, 2012
It's so intoxicating that sometimes it's easy forget we are, in effect, watching a couple of pitch men selling that year's newest brand of soap.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 25, 2012
Illustrates in often amusing detail how the Clinton team managed to overcome petty hostilities and seize the day -- and the White House.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
January 9, 2009
| Original Score: 4/5
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
October 4, 2006
Politics as sporting event run by wonks. Fascinating but repellent in trademark Pennebaker-Hegedus fashion.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 12, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 27, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
August 1, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 22, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
March 16, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
December 4, 2002
An invaluable record of Bill Clinton's unlikely rise to the White House.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 17, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeet Thayil
Rediff.com
August 27, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 22, 2002
A top documentary; behind the scenes at how a political campaign is run.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Poland
Hot Button
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
February 10, 2002
Backroom politics has now been exposed-a high stakes game, but no mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
Variety
July 2, 2008
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Charles Hagen
New York Times
May 21, 2003
Top Critic
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
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