The Big Buy: Tom Delay's Stolen Congress
The Big Buy: Tom Delay's Stolen Congress (2006)

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… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 20, 2006
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Gains immeasurably from the extended presence of Travis County D.A. Ronnie Earle.

Joe Leydon

The scrappy small-budget pic remains persuasive throughout, and occasionally offers 'Gotcha!' moments that are laugh-out-loud funny.

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Chris Barsanti

certainly competent enough, but no more so than a few newspaper articles on the same subject.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

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.

Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News

Unapologetic partisanship underscores the central question and problem of The Big Buy: For whom and what is it intended?

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

For some viewers, it will be a simple hatchet-job; for others, a joy to watch. The truth is, it's both.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

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.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

The guy must own a chutzpah mine.

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Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone

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'.

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