A Perfect Candidate

1996

A Perfect Candidate (1996)

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Set in 1994 during the Virginia Senate race between Oliver North and Charles Robb, this documentary explores the dark side of the campaign trail to offer a rather cynical view of the state of democracy by showing how neither candidate possesses the sterling moral qualities so coveted by the voting public. North, a notorious slick-talking lieutenant-colonel who was embroiled in an arms scandal during the late '80s and managed to come out reborn as a politician, is the primary focus of the film that allows the viewer to see both the public campaigns and the underhanded behind-closed-door tactics employed by both candidates. To underscore the action, the filmmakers also provide interviews with notable insiders who find the whole farcical process an source of unending disillusionment.

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What fun it is to watch.

Apr 15, 2002 | Full Review…

Shrewd, involving

Feb 14, 2001 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

A fine, trenchant political documentary on a par with The War Room

Jan 1, 2000

The film fails as a portrait of a man. But as an insider's look at a Senate campaign, it holds interest.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

One of a small handful of essential films about politics in this country.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Personalities are being sold, not parties or philosophies, and A Perfect Candidate makes that process even more interesting because one candidate, Robb, apparently has no personality at all, while the other, North, has two.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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