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Grassroots Reviews

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August 11, 2017
[Jason Biggs] is great here as the reluctant idealist torn between sense and optimism.
November 12, 2012
[A] refreshing real-life political story ...
November 9, 2012
There's a terrific sense of righteous anger in this scruffy comedy about disenfranchised people shaking American politics to its core.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 8, 2012
Proves very likable, if a little Sorkin-lite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 7, 2012
Engaging, enjoyable and extremely well timed political comedy/drama with a strong script and a pair of terrific performances from Jason Biggs and Joel David Moore.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 6, 2012
An enjoyable, fitfully engaging but ever-so-slightly forgettable minor-key political comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 30, 2012
With Avatar's Moore on inspiring form, and Biggs the best he's been since early Pie, this is still worth your vote.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 21, 2012
You don't have to look too far these days to notice films abounding with jobless and financially struggling characters, in stark contrast to the recession-proof movies they inhabit. Top that off with emerging election year movies, and enter Grassroots.
July 17, 2012
A smarter movie than you expect...It's probably na´ve, but it's also enjoyable and even a little thought-provoking.
July 13, 2012
A call to citizen participation [through a] portrait of shoe leather political organizing pre-social media is lively, but seems more enjoyably quaint than inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
July 12, 2012
Although it only glosses the mechanics of local politics, it exudes an endearingly scruffy charm.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 12, 2012
The funny adventures of two little guys who enter the tricky world of politics with nothing but passion and a dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 25, 2012
The treatment here is unabashedly on the side of the misfit idealists; it's possible Grassroots would be a better movie with a couple of grains of salt in its recipe. But its spirit feels authentic.
June 25, 2012
Though Grassroots is, first and foremost, a film for the campaign's contemporaries, it's also a call-to-action to modern youth everywhere to get involved in local politics.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 21, 2012
A witty, well-cast, sometimes ingeniously paced political comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 13, 2012
A movie populated by dislikeable characters and written/directed with no aplomb whatsoever ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 8, 2012
You'll root for the giant all the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 14, 2012
Grassroots is so in love with its titular spirit that an underlying note of cynicism is never fully embraced... With results at the ballot so close to the line, though, one might reasonably expect a bit of a mixed message to emerge.
October 11, 2012
For what it's worth, Grassroots features Cedric the Entertainer's best performance to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 19, 2012
Grassroots is a movie where bad ideas, because they're the ones championed by the "correct" side, are king. It never acknowledges that sometimes idealism is just another kind of manipulation.
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