Recount (2008)

Kevin Spacey and Bob Balaban headline Austin Powers director Jay Roach's all-star docudrama examining the events surrounding the most controversial presidential election in United States history. The highest office in the country is up… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 25, 2008
DVD Release Date: August 19, 2008
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Recount, an efficient and relentless enactment of the strategists on both sides of the Florida controversy, shows an accident that was waiting to happen.

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Alessandra Stanley
New York Times

An astute and deliciously engrossing film.

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Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly

A second HBO movie has made its mark of excellence on TV. Recount probably would die at the box office in movie theaters, but it prevails on television. It's a hard sell.

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Matthew Gilbert
Boston Globe

The movie doesn't embrace its potential for farce, for suspense, or for outrage. Ultimately, the filmmakers could have punched a little harder.

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Robert Abele
L.A. Weekly

Roach gets a lot of suspenseful mileage out of these ping-ponging reversals of fortune.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Esquemático a ponto de mergulhar a narrative em um tom burocrático, merece créditos pela atuação de Spacey, Dern e Begley Jr., representando também uma bem-vinda (ainda que não totalmente bem-sucedida) mudança de rumo na carreira de Roach.

John Leonard
New York Magazine/Vulture

A splendid cast mostly just sits around watching the bad news on television, dutiful to the letter of Danny Strong's conscientious script yet insufficiently roused to righteous spirit even as, before their eyes, our republic gets banana'd.

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Barry Garron
Hollywood Reporter

Butterfly ballots and hanging chads become the stuff of great political intrigue.

Rob Gonsalves

A fleet-footed, conversational study of potentially very dry material well-covered by the media of the day.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
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I was a bit reluctant for watching a movie that seemed to be based on election procedures, but having seen it, I don't regret taking the chances. Kevin… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"The future of the nation was hanging by a chad."</i> A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the… More
Jay Hutchinson
The film is a good overview of the events that transpired in Florida between the 2000 election and the Supreme Court's decision in Bush v. Gore, but it… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Ron Klain: How hard is it to punch a paper ballot? Michael Whouley: It?s pretty God damn hard when you're eighty something years old, you're… More
Steven Carrier
"Recount" is one of the best films I have ever seen about Democracy in America. It's a fast paced and utterly engrossing portrayal of the 2000… More
Michael Gildea
A decent movie about the complete and total catastrofuck also known as the 2000 Florida election. Or The Beginning of the End if you prefer. Recount is full of… More

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