A Perfect Candidate
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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. Offering a cynical view of the state of democracy, this film shows how neither candidate possesses the sterling moral qualities so coveted by the voting public.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What fun it is to watch."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"A fine, trenchant political documentary on a par with The War Room"
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"An interesting, if uneven, documentary."
‑ Dan Jardine, Apollo Guide
"Plays more like the satirical Bob Roberts than a documentary"
‑ Kat Giantis, Boxoffice Magazine
"Shrewd, involving"
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Fascinating, if more than a little depressing"
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"It's quite a revealing, amusing and ultimately dispiriting trip"
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"The film dwells a bit too much on North's unpleasant campaign strategist, Mark Goodin."
‑ Barbara Shulgasser, San Francisco Examiner
"An encouraging item from the film is the claim that, of those who considered honesty and ethics important considerations in choosing a senator, three-fourths voted against North."
‑ Roger Schmeekle, Film.com
"One of a small handful of essential films about politics in this country."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"Perversely entertaining"
‑ Steve Davis, Austin Chronicle
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