The Big Buy: Tom DeLay's Stolen Congress
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In 1984, Tom DeLay was first elected to Congress as a Republican representative from Sugar Land, TX. DeLay wasted little time making his presence known in the House of Representatives, and earned the nickname "the Hammer" for his forceful style of insuring his GOP colleagues voted as party leaders wanted, and for his habit of making life difficult for those who opposed him. DeLay became the House Majority Leader in 2002, and made no secret of his opposition to many major government programs (he said it was his goal to eliminate the Department of Education, the Environmental… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Gains immeasurably from the extended presence of Travis County D.A. Ronnie Earle."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"The scrappy small-budget pic remains persuasive throughout, and occasionally offers 'Gotcha!' moments that are laugh-out-loud funny."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"certainly competent enough, but no more so than a few newspaper articles on the same subject."
‑ Chris Barsanti,
"The slipshod documentary The Big Buy plays Whac-a-Mole with Tom DeLay, the former House majority leader who recently stepped down in the wake of the Jack Abramoff scandal."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Unapologetic partisanship underscores the central question and problem of The Big Buy: For whom and what is it intended?"
‑ Tom Maurstad, Dallas Morning News
"For some viewers, it will be a simple hatchet-job; for others, a joy to watch. The truth is, it's both."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Styled as a film noir -- possibly because the shoestring budget precluded adequate lighting -- the movie guides us through the events leading up to Mr. DeLay's indictment for illegal use of campaign contributions in the 2002 Texas Legislature elections."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"The guy must own a chutzpah mine."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"This film certainly encourages you to learn more and trust less... and makes you wonder whatever happened to government 'by the people, for the people'."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
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