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A star-studded cast portrays political movers and shakers in this drama about politics and the media. Richard Gere is Pete St. John, a gilt-edged "image" advisor to the likes of powerful and often crooked politicians -- including a South American candidate for the top office in his country and, reluctantly, a conservative industrialist named Jerome Cade (J.T. Walsh). Cade is after a Senate seat vacated by Sam Hastings (E.G. Marshall), a liberal politician who fits in with the views that Pete once upheld. When things start to go wrong, it looks like Cade's gruff advisor Arnold… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

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"There is little of the gratuitous hysteria that usually mars Lumet's work, and David Himmelstein's busy script keeps things moving, though at the price of losing track of a couple of significant subplots."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Gere is a revelation"
‑ Clint Morris, Film Threat
"The movie seems to be asking us to walk out of the theater shaking our heads in disillusionment, but I was more puzzled than disillusioned."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Presents a provocative glimpse of the important role media experts play in the political process today."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A misfire satire that preaches against slick political practices by high-powered political consultants."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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