Knock Down the House

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A galvanizing glimpse behind the scenes of a pivotal election, Knock Down the House should prove engrossing for viewers of all political persuasions.

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A young bartender in the Bronx, a coal miner's daughter in West Virginia, a grieving mother in Nevada, and a registered nurse in Missouri build a movement of insurgent candidates to challenge powerful incumbents in Congress. One of their races will become the most shocking political upsets in recent American history.

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  • They're Democrats, but the movie should be inspiring to anyone who wishes to see firsthand the immeasurable value of good retail politics and hard work.

    December 10, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Regardless of one's partisan leanings, it's hard to resist the dramatic momentum of these intertwined narratives.

    December 10, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Everyone likes an underdog story, and when the underdog is as eloquent, passionate and righteous as these four women are, the final reels of this film feel like a Rocky movie.

    December 10, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • In the end, Lears finds the hope that she is looking for. It's hard to resist a candidate who is so fresh, so new, so perfectly now.

    May 6, 2019 | Full Review…
  • As the primary results pour in, Knock Down the House becomes the electoral equivalent of the Death Star raid in Star Wars.

    May 3, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    Oliver Jones

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  • Even though we know the outcome...the campaign progress remains enthralling. Mostly because it's a fascinating snapshot of modern politics in flux...and a hopeful, ultimately moving account of idealism in action.

    May 3, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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