By the People (2006) - Rotten Tomatoes

By the People (2006)





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"By the People" is an intimate look at who and what it takes to put on an American election. The behind-the-scenes documentary follows average Americans as they race to get the polls open on Election Day. After witnessing their struggle to uphold the most basic aspect of democracy, you will never again take your right to vote for granted.


Critic Reviews for By the People

All Critics (2)

A vital and valuable filmic record.

Full Review… | March 1, 2007
Film Journal International

there's nothing very special in the technique

Full Review… | November 4, 2006
Cinema Signals

Audience Reviews for By the People

The best part about this documentary is, unlike most, it is unbiased. It is not like Michael Moore?s, it is not film that makes you feel ?this is the right opinion and you are wrong for thinking differently?? it just IS. It makes you think?it is not opinionated? it is just fact. It is. And in that, you are inspired. Outstanding. Every documentary director ought to see this before they make another film. This is how it is done people. This is it.

Anthony Bennett
Anthony Bennett

Loved it. The New York Times said it was a ?unconscious disaster? film. Did you see the poster? There wasn?t anything ?unconscious? about it.

Danny Elston
Danny Elston

This is one of the best documentaries I've ever seen. It's an amazing behind the scenes look at the election process. I had no idea our election system was as fragile as it is. This is a timely movie showing the chaos, humor and perseverance of those that make our elections happen.

rob chas
rob chas

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