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Grassroots Reviews

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
January 22, 2013
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
November 6, 2012
An enjoyable, fitfully engaging but ever-so-slightly forgettable minor-key political comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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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Kyle Smith
New York Post
July 13, 2012
At first glance, "Grassroots" doesn't seem like much of an idea for a movie. Nor at second, third or fourth glance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
July 12, 2012
Although it only glosses the mechanics of local politics, it exudes an endearingly scruffy charm.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Andrew Schenker
Time Out
July 10, 2012
This is one film as misguided as the business-as-usual subject it aims to critique.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
July 10, 2012
Grassroots disingenuously has it both ways, reducing politics first to a David-versus-Goliath adventure, and then to an everyone-is-cool bowl of mush.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
June 25, 2012
Poli-sci students may roll their eyes at true story of an upstart campaign for Seattle City Council.
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
June 21, 2012
A witty, well-cast, sometimes ingeniously paced political comedy.
| Original Score: 3/4