Gerrymandering (2010)

Right now, across the country, our two major political parties are gearing up for a once-a-decade war whose winner will control Congress for the next ten years, and possibly more. There will be battles in every state, and each will be kept… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 15, 2010
DVD Release Date: October 23, 2012
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

The film's basic premise -- why can't politics be a reasonable, logical enterprise (like, say, making an indie documentary?) -- is at odds with the realities not just of the American political process but also human nature.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Maybe the whole topic is just too esoteric to warrant feature-length dissection without a craftier firebrand like Michael Moore at the helm.

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Willie Waffle

Reichert has to come up with some way to draw us in, and does so, for the most part, with some very entertaining, shocking and dastardly tales of gerrymandering to the extreme

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

It jumps around from California to Texas to Iowa to Louisiana and back, quite literally all over the map, with lots of numbingly repetitive cartographic visuals.

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San Francisco Chronicle

While the film adopts a sometimes jaunty tone, the fact is that gerrymandering is bad news, assuming you believe that elections should mean something.

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Christopher Campbell

The film's final statement is literally, "end gerrymandering,' which is hardly non-partisan itself.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

An illustrated civics lesson that strains to make its complicated, shadowy subject -- electoral redistricting -- a political hot topic.

Noel Murray
AV Club

If we stipulate that gerrymandering is a pox on the American political process, do we have to sit through a documentary that makes that case in the most earnest, predictable way possible?

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Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine

Reichert for the most part succeeds with a subject that's hard to get excited about.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
"Gerrymandering" is an uneven documentary look into the eponymous practice of unfairly redistricting in order to favor one political party over… More