Knock Down the House Reviews

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 3, 2019
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
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 2, 2019
Watch this, and you're watching a revolution, one that will make a lot of viewers stand up and cheer.
May 2, 2019
It's awfully close to hagiography, but it also demonstrates why AOC is such a good campaigner.
May 1, 2019
Luckily, that show isn't a bad one.
May 1, 2019
A documentary that captures one of the most electric moments in recent history, on radically human terms.
May 1, 2019
Knock Down the House prevails with albeit straight-forward intentions: to amplify the women who are both mad as hell and doing something about it.
April 30, 2019
Not unlike the candidates it portrays, Knock Down The House puts in the necessary work towards a payoff that earns both cheers and tears.
April 30, 2019
This galvanizing, all-access Netflix doc concerns the 2018 primary campaigns of four grassroots female Democrats- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin-and their fighting spirit blazes through every frame.
April 30, 2019
Perhaps what "Knock Down the House" does best, in that context, is highlight the enormous odds that Ocasio-Cortez had to overcome, as well as the dismissive nature of her opponent, the congressional veteran Joe Crowley.
Top Critic
April 30, 2019
After watching Ocasio-Cortez and the other women in Knock Down the House pound the pavement and knock on doors, you can see that they're the ones working hard, and that for them, getting their hands dirty is nothing new.
April 30, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez comes increasingly alive in "Knock Down the House."
April 30, 2019
The definitive AOC doc awaits, but Knock Down the House provides a bracing first draft.
April 30, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez quickly, and unsurprisingly, emerges as the focus. She's a ready-made camera presence: sharp, young, emphatic and a tremendous, blazingly confident public speaker.
February 9, 2019
Deeply personal and moving.
February 4, 2019
A tribute to the energy of every woman who pledged that in 2018 they would make a difference.
January 31, 2019
Try making it through Rachel Lears' documentary, about four fearless working-class women challenging powerful incumbents in the 2018 primaries, without getting fully fired up.
January 30, 2019
An energetic look inside history as its being made, even when the results aren't always the ones that are so fervently hoped for.
January 28, 2019
Any way you slice it, and even if you're not entirely in agreement with the various subjects' positions on Medicare for all or the Green New Deal, this film is a winner by a landslide.