Game Change
Game Change (2012)

The 2008 U.S. presidential campaign shifts into high gear after Arizona senator John McCain (Ed Harris) picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin (Julianne Moore) to be his running mate in the general election against Barack Obama. Based on the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
DVD Release Date: January 8, 2013
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Alec MacGillis
The New Republic

Try as the filmmakers might, it just isn't the same. How could it be, really?

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Alex Pareene

The constant use of actual news footage adds a bit of verisimilitude but also constantly raises the question of why this lightly fictionalized version of the election actually needs to exist.

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Sr. Rose Pacatte
National Catholic Reporter

Is [Game Change] cynical? At worst, yes. If nothing else, it is a sad look inside the current politic process in the United States.

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Liz Smith
Chicago Tribune

Actress Moore makes one actually feel sorry for Sarah Palin at points in this wonderful film.

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Brian Dickerson
Detroit Free Press

Game Change, which explores how smart people make dumb decisions, is a movie for all of us.

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Brian Orndorf

It's a comedy, for at least 30% of its running time, leaving the rest a condensed, perplexing vision of Washington ambition and insistent ego, leaving the movie somewhere between a cartoon and a mean-spirited prank.

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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

The dramatic re-creations are somewhat uneven: The convention staging is quite convincing, the campaign trail less so.

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Linda Stasi
New York Post

The movie is more balanced than I expected.

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Mark Dawidziak
Cleveland Plain Dealer

The reality is that HBO's Game Change makes a bad showing by arming game and gifted players with a weak and labored script.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
This look into the political sphere surrounding the 2008 election is eye opening, very intuitive, and looks and feels like a real depiction of those seen more… More
Alex roy
During the 2008 Presidential Campaign, John McCain's running mate Sarah Palin was virtual unknown. However she became a fresh face in the campaign. Also… More
jay nixon
Julianne Moore scores a personal triumph in this making a woman who is basically an unqualified not terribly bright egoist at least seem human and somewhat… More
Thomas Bowler
You wouldn't believe it if it wasn't true. Funny and sharp with a clutch of brilliant performances, especially Julianne Moore's spot-on Palin.… More
Jason Robinson
One of those political dramas that skips the red/blue dichotomy to remind you that politicians are people too. You walk away with a profound respect for Senator… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"It's not that she doesn't know the right answer, it's that she clearly does not understand the question."</i> Follows… More