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Kevin Spacey and Bob Balaban headline Austin Powers director Jay Roach's all-star docudrama examining the events surrounding the most controversial presidential election in United States history. The highest office in the country is up for grabs, and the fate of the free world may hang in the balance. When the initial tallies from Florida voting polls prove inconclusive, the decision is made to hold a recount. But it's a controversial decision to say the least, and one that caused many skeptical voters to suspect foul play. Eventually the case would go all the way to the Supreme Court,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Recount, an efficient and relentless enactment of the strategists on both sides of the Florida controversy, shows an accident that was waiting to happen."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"An astute and deliciously engrossing film."
‑ Alessandra Stanley, New York Times
"A second HBO movie has made its mark of excellence on TV. Recount probably would die at the box office in movie theaters, but it prevails on television. It's a hard sell."
‑ Tony Macklin, Fayetteville Free Weekly
"Though depressing as a reminder of how George W. Bush's presidency was won by the concerted efforts of numerous Republican interests more or less working independently of each other, it's also a screechy example of liberal Hollywood condescension."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"The movie doesn't embrace its potential for farce, for suspense, or for outrage. Ultimately, the filmmakers could have punched a little harder."
‑ Matthew Gilbert, Boston Globe
"Roach gets a lot of suspenseful mileage out of these ping-ponging reversals of fortune."
‑ Robert Abele, L.A. Weekly
"Esquemático a ponto de mergulhar a narrative em um tom burocrático, merece créditos pela atuação de Spacey, Dern e Begley Jr., representando também uma bem-vinda (ainda que não totalmente bem-sucedida) mudança de rumo na carreira de Roach."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"The movie offers easy targets and conclusions."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
"A splendid cast mostly just sits around watching the bad news on television, dutiful to the letter of Danny Strong's conscientious script yet insufficiently roused to righteous spirit even as, before their eyes, our republic gets banana'd."
‑ John Leonard, New York Magazine
"Butterfly ballots and hanging chads become the stuff of great political intrigue."
‑ Barry Garron, Hollywood Reporter
"A fleet-footed, conversational study of potentially very dry material well-covered by the media of the day."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"It grovels for the approval of political junkies while flaunting the shallowest interest in politics, and everything flows from there in the most silly fashion."
‑ Troy Patterson, Slate
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