Knock Down the House Reviews

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October 10, 2019
[It proves] a bit superficial [since it's] less about what standing up entails than the circumstances that got them to stand in the first place. [But it's] interesting enough.
September 27, 2019
It's a really good doc... I think this would be a really fantastic double feature with "The Brink."
July 12, 2019
Knock Down the House aims for the easier work of honouring the process, the step forward, and if that is not always rewarding, sometimes it is enough.
July 9, 2019
When it comes to political insurgents, Knock Down The House filmmaker Rachel Lears hit the jackpot when she chose to focus on an outsider seeking the Democratic candidacy for New York's 14th congressional district.
July 3, 2019
Even if your views don't align with the women in the film, there is something to be admired in all of them. The film will make you consider if you could take on your district's most popular politician.
July 3, 2019
An inspiring portrait of how to fight back against an unfair political system [...]
July 2, 2019
For anyone with even the slightest interest in the seismic changes occurring in American politics, this is a must-see film.
June 17, 2019
We are struck by the honest passion of those who try to make changes, and we wish them well; they are, after all, the future.
May 30, 2019
The director leaves nothing to the imagination rather than to dose the information and play with the mystery. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 18, 2019
Stylistically, there's nothing new here - this is feel-good, surface-level poli-doc territory...but it's difficult not to feel energized and moved by the passion on display.
May 17, 2019
Gives a first-hand look at AOC's unique political talents and skills. But it doesn't shed new light on AOC's rise, or show us much that we didn't already experience less than a year ago.
May 16, 2019
Lears gains great drama out of all the women, their stories reflecting a changing image of the American electorate often even in extremely trying circumstances.
May 9, 2019
It's thrilling to watch a film that makes change seem possible.
May 8, 2019
It is inspiring to simply watch these ordinary women give it their best shot, and the effort fills one with admiration and even hope.
May 7, 2019
Outstanding docu about underdog Congressional hopefuls.
May 7, 2019
As 'Knock Down the House' argues so compellingly, the United States of America cannot be a government by and for the people unless people are willing to step up and make it so.
May 6, 2019
A rousing and insightful look at the divisions currently occurring in American politics today...
May 6, 2019
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
Knock Down the House is about so much more than the rise of generational political firebrand AOC (although it doubles as this).
May 5, 2019
By focusing entirely on the 2018 Democratic primaries, Lears' film is solely about a movement of political outsiders taking on the establishment rather than issue politics.
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