Dark Money (2018)


Critic Consensus: Dark Money does an impressive job of tackling a complicated subject in easily understandable -- and, for many viewers, utterly enraging -- terms.


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Dark Money, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana-a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide-to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, Dark Money uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. This Sundance award-winning documentary is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed (PRODIGAL SONS) and produced by Katy Chevigny (E-TEAM).

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"Dark Money" exposes the dangers of unbridled, anonymous political spending so expertly that it will make you fume with anger, practically quake with distress.

Aug 8, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The undue influence of money on elections is not exactly news, but the ways in which that influence can now be secured, given the current state of the law, certainly is.

Jul 27, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

"Dark Money" takes a detailed look at an unexpectedly complex situation that is at the heart of political action today.

Jul 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Activist in tone, and paced like a thriller, Reed's movie painstakingly details how an election can be brusquely seized and swayed by unseen forces.

Jul 26, 2018 | Full Review…
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Engrossing, lucid, and unsettling...

Jul 26, 2018 | Rating: 3/4

Damning, clear-eyed, and as gripping as any John Grisham thriller.

Jul 19, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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