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The Candidate Reviews

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Andrew Sarris
Village Voice
January 14, 2013
Redford fancies himself so superior to the electoral process that he ends up with a completely fatuous characterization of a politician.
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
February 12, 2007
Good early intro to the political machinery behind the candidates, where the emphasis is clearly only focused on winning
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
January 17, 2007
The first and arguably the sharpest expose of the new media-determined American political process, The Candidate offers producer-star Redford one of his strongest dramatic roles; Michael Ritchei's 1972 cautionary tale became prophetic in its message
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 13, 2002
Reveals the hollow center of a campaign manipulated by media mercenaries and political Machiavellis who value victory over integrity and substantive moral issues.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
This Hollywood film has passed the test of time and is still a good watch, especially, during an election year.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 12, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
June 17, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
October 6, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
September 8, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
April 20, 2004
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
February 10, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
November 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 31, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 31, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Joshua Tanzer
Offoffoff
March 16, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
February 12, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
November 15, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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Variety
June 3, 2008
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