The Party's Over
The Party's Over (2001)

Actors and political activists come together to take a long, hard look at the State of the Union during the 2000 U.S. Presidential election in this documentary, a follow-up to 1993's The Last Party, in which actor Robert Downey Jr.… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 17, 2004
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

The breadth of subjects covered precludes any response other than nebulous discontent.

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John Anderson

If it accomplishes anything at all -- and it's dubious -- The Party's Over proves what a fragmentalized, incompetent and inarticulate thing the Left in this country has become.

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Electric Sheep

Deals with its themes in an intelligent and un-sensational way - even daring to ask us as an audience what exactly it is about degradation and death that we choose to be entertained by. For that reason alone, it's a worthwhile watch.

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Dave Kehr
New York Times

Ending well before 9/11, the film may offer a quaint enough portrait of politics as usual at the turn of the new century, though one that hardly seems helpful in the face of the world's new realities.

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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times

Highly entertaining and thought-provoking, but also frustrating -- which, ultimately, might be the point.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

It's not that their arguments don't have weight, but by throwing out the balance, the filmmakers undermine their own position badly.

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Megan Lehmann
New York Post

Apart from the obvious problem that findings from this period are already dated, the scatter-shot approach of filmmakers Donovan Leitch and Rebecca Chaiklin gives too many issues too little time.

Ron Stringer
L.A. Weekly

Those seeking anything resembling a real discussion of the issues had best seek elsewhere.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Its everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to liberal politics is its undoing.

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