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Game Change Reviews

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August 6, 2012
Try as the filmmakers might, it just isn't the same. How could it be, really?
August 6, 2012
The reality is that HBO's Game Change makes a bad showing by arming game and gifted players with a weak and labored script.
August 6, 2012
The constant use of actual news footage adds a bit of verisimilitude but also constantly raises the question of why this lightly fictionalized version of the election actually needs to exist.
August 3, 2012
It all feels like piling on - the campaign movie as blooper reel.
August 3, 2012
Game Change is a big disappointment, a broadside at a very big target, and a waste of some impressive talent in front of and behind the camera.
August 3, 2012
The theme of women who are unobjectionable (and even sexy) until they have real power, at which point they are labeled mentally unstable and must be shut down, isn't new.
September 23, 2012
It's a comedy, for at least 30% of its running time, leaving the rest a condensed, perplexing vision of Washington ambition and insistent ego, leaving the movie somewhere between a cartoon and a mean-spirited prank.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
August 3, 2012
The most egregious fault to be found here is that Roach and Strong succumb to the same indulgences as the news media they're so happy to critique.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 3, 2012
The movie is so smart and ethical that I wish it were better.
August 3, 2012
Game Change comes too soon and too raw, smack in the middle of another ugly political season.
August 3, 2012
The film does little but provide the real Palin with more grist for her endless media-persecution narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 3, 2012
Game Change might have felt fresh had it hit the airwaves in 2010, but in 2012 it's just more of the same.
August 6, 2012
Game Change is not one-sided, exactly. It is, instead, uneven and episodic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
August 6, 2012
Actress Moore makes one actually feel sorry for Sarah Palin at points in this wonderful film.
August 6, 2012
Game Change, which explores how smart people make dumb decisions, is a movie for all of us.
August 6, 2012
It plausibly lays out Palin's path from unsteady candidate to confident (or arrogant) rogue player.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 3, 2012
We're no longer disappointed that Tina Fey didn't get the role that ended up going to Julianne Moore.
August 3, 2012
But if viewers put politics aside, imagining everyone on screen as a character rather than a stand-in for a real-life figure, they will find Game Change offers enough Shakespearean machinations to warrant praise as an exceptional melodrama.
August 3, 2012
While Moore's performance is riveting, the most insightful aspects of the tale are the insider reactions.
Top Critic
August 3, 2012
A luminous and fully alive portrait by a first-rate actress.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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