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The Contender

(DVD - 2001 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Contender

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Title: The contender
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, DreamWorks Home Entertainment,, [2001]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (127 min.) :,sd., col. ;,1/2 in
Notes: Special features: the making of a political thriller, theatrical trailer, production notes, cast & filmmakers, from the cutting room floor, director's commentary with Rod Lurie & Joan Allen
Originally released as motion picture in 2000
Awards & Distinctions: Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Alan J. Pakula Award
ISBN: 0783256337
Branch Call Number: PN1995.9.P6 C6 2001a
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Report This Dec 12, 2012
  • yumsushi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great movie. Its true that some of the characters are beyond the realm of belief as they are are not your stereotypical immoral, sleazy politician (tragic really) but if you want to believe that there are honest politicians out there then this is the movie for you.

Report This Sep 14, 2012
  • Green_Bird_203 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Gary Oldman's performance is brilliant. However, this Democrat-leaned political thriller turned out cheesy-Hollywood-fairy tale. The President Jeff Bridges and VP nominee Joan Allen are too good to be true. In reality, the interest group with big money is the king maker, and the politicians serve them. In this movie, such interest group is non-existence; President knows everything and he makes right decisions. This movie could be a truly first-rate political thriller, if not simplified as good honest politicians vs dishonest bad ones.


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