Power (1986)

A star-studded cast portrays political movers and shakers in this drama about politics and the media. Richard Gere is Pete St. John, a gilt-edged "image" advisor to the likes of powerful and often crooked politicians -- including… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 31, 1986
DVD Release Date: May 18, 1999
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

There is little of the gratuitous hysteria that usually mars Lumet's work, and David Himmelstein's busy script keeps things moving, though at the price of losing track of a couple of significant subplots.

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Clint Morris
Film Threat

Gere is a revelation

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie seems to be asking us to walk out of the theater shaking our heads in disillusionment, but I was more puzzled than disillusioned.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Presents a provocative glimpse of the important role media experts play in the political process today.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A misfire satire that preaches against slick political practices by high-powered political consultants.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
In an earlier review I mentioned that corruption on the police force is a theme Lumet beats to death, but in Power he gets to beat up the media too, just as he… More
Cassie Hill
I really enjoyed this movie. Excellent actors and a great storyline. That's what I look for in a movie :)