Advise and Consent Reviews

October 23, 2007
The settings are powerfully like real. A Senate hearing room, the Senate itself, a party home in immediate Washington and varying apartments plus a place in DC suburbia all have the look of genuineness.
February 9, 2006
Grips like a vice thanks to the skill with which Preminger's stunning mise en scne absorbs documentary detail.
June 11, 2005
There are many other dull and naughty characters in this brisk whirl on the Washington merry-go-round.
August 15, 2011
You can't hire a judge without breaking a few nerves. This insightful political film is terrific.
February 22, 2008
Viewing it today, its quaintness and timidness make it seem out of step with the even more insidious contemporary times.
December 14, 2007
A poignant, biting expose of the American political process, boasting a large ensemble of terrific actors (Fonda, Laughton), Preminger's saga set the trend of future, more sensationalitsic political melodramas like Fail Safe and All the President's Men.
October 23, 2007
Incisive, sometimes brutal, study of American high politics, based on Allen Drury's best-selling novel, featuring outstanding performances from the leads and a great collection of character actors.
February 20, 2007
Subestimado em sua prpria poca e injustamente esquecido por muitos nos dias de hoje, este olhar complexo e fascinante sobre os bastidores de Washington permanece atual em sua maneira rica e ambga de tratar seus temas e personagens.
June 11, 2005
The star of this absorbing, mature piece is the American political process itself, which with all its corruption and decency is, or at least seems to be, captured in authentic detail.
June 10, 2005
Advise and Consent's near-mathematical approach to political intrigue is a great argument in favor of big government.