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The Candidate Reviews

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Top Critic
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.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 31, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
October 6, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 12, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
April 20, 2004
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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+
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.
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
September 8, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
June 17, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 31, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
November 20, 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
Spence D.
IGN Movies
February 10, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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-
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