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Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
August 24, 2004
An interesting, if uneven, documentary.
| Original Score: 78/100
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
April 15, 2002
What fun it is to watch.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Shrewd, involving
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
A fine, trenchant political documentary on a par with The War Room
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Fascinating, if more than a little depressing
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kat Giantis
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
Plays more like the satirical Bob Roberts than a documentary
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
One of a small handful of essential films about politics in this country.
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Perversely entertaining
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
It's quite a revealing, amusing and ultimately dispiriting trip
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The film fails as a portrait of a man. But as an insider's look at a Senate campaign, it holds interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
The film dwells a bit too much on North's unpleasant campaign strategist, Mark Goodin.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
August 24, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 12, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 1996
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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