Conventioneers (2005)

Mora Stephens' Conventioneers details the relationship between two people on the opposite ends of the political spectrum. Taking place during the course of the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City, a republican man meets… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 25, 2005
DVD Release Date: June 19, 2007
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Despite its contrived, predictable elements, the novelty of the setting and ingenuity of the filmmakers give the work a genuine immediacy.

Nathan Lee
New York Times

Directed by Mora Stephens and produced by Joel Viertel, the film was conceived before the convention and executed as it transpired.

MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

A smart, savvy film about the choices and compromises we make in our quests for fulfillment...

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

The homemade-looking Conventioneers can't decide whether it's a documentary about the 2004 Republican convention at Madison Square Garden or a love story about two activists from opposite sides of the aisle.

John Anderson

They may stand in for two halves of a country split by irreconcilable political differences. But as a couple they make not one lick of sense, regardless of how desperate each is.

Kam Williams

Among the best micro-budget offerings of the year!

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

It is a sign of the times that audiences will watch these equally selfish lovers and find one infinitely more sensible than the other.

Dennis Harvey

A successful mix of scripted drama with on-location improv, and a rare instance of U.S. narrative cinema that engages the politics of the moment, Mora Stephens' Conventioneers refreshes on several levels.

Chris Barsanti
Film Journal International

Hardly as thought-provoking as it imagines itself to be, and barely as exciting as the televised convention coverage itself.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
In "Conventioneers," David Massey(Matthew Mabe) is visiting New York City for the first time for a convention. It is 2004 and he is a delegate to the… More