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Primary Colors Reviews

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January 8, 2018
Primary Colors perfectly captures the spirit of its topic and time to become The Big Chill of politics.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 15, 2010
Well-acted drama full of Clinton-era jabs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 30, 2009
A savvy and thought-provoking look at the nature of contemporary American politics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 7, 2009
Travolta is amazingly Clintonesque as Stanton, a role that I never believed he could pull off.
September 22, 2007
Primary Colors successfully straddles the line between comedy and tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 13, 2007
Primary Colors becomes a political morality play, and quite frankly, its mechanics cause it to crawl in across the finish line.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 6, 2005
It used to be that we had to wait 20 years for the fictionalization of history -- now that gap seems to have closed to less than five years. Kinda sad. But also kinda entertaining!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 9, 2005
John Travolta has himself a good deal of fun with his take-off on President Clinton.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 31, 2003
an alarmingly topical comedy-drama that dredges up far more issues than it can address in its two-and-a-half hours. But give Nichols, writer Elaine May and everyone else an 'A' for effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
February 8, 2003
John Travolta continues to establish himself as one of the best actors of the younger generation, and this may be his best job yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 10, 2003
| Original Score: B+
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 4.5/5
October 15, 2002
Mike Nichols and screenwriter Elaine May have produced one of the smartest, funniest political movies of the past 20 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 10, 2002
The film asks if it matters if a man's got a questionable personal life if he's good at his job, and God knows this is a relevant question.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 31, 2002
...hardly important but well-made and ultimately life-affirming
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B
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July 12, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 2, 2002
In this brilliant and incisive drama, the filmmakers reveal the shadow sides of American politics.
Top Critic
February 27, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
February 14, 2001
A smart and savvy piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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