Street Fight
Street Fight (2005)

"Street Fight" chronicles the bare-knuckles race for Mayor of Newark, N.J. between Cory Booker, a 32-year-old Rhodes Scholar/Yale Law School grad, and Sharpe James, the four-term incumbent and undisputed champion of New Jersey… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2005
DVD Release Date: January 9, 2007
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's utterly fascinating, and if you don't follow New Jersey politics, you will be kept in the dark about the outcome of this 2002 race almost to the end.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

If you didn't already realize that politics can be a dirty business, then Marshall Curry's Oscar-nominated documentary will set you straight.

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Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

Funny, infuriating, and suspenseful, Street Fight is both a critique of the process and a vindication.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

[Marshall] Curry's picture is must-see fare for any and every observer of the curious world of American politics.

David Denby
New Yorker

In brief, Marshall Curry, the young director of Street Fight, has hit the documentary jackpot.

Devin Faraci

Street Fight isn't going to restore your faith in our desperately broken electoral system, but Cory Booker -- and the last moments of the movie -- may help you harbor that little flame of hope.

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Sam Allis
Boston Globe

The documentary is simple and strong and small. Its grit lifts it above its mechanical shortcomings.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

James is his own worst enemy in the documentary, behaving in public as a near caricature of Boss Tweed. But he won and is now serving out his fifth term.

Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

"...completely gripping and enraging."

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Daniel Hetteix
A well spun, if moralized and occasionally amateur, tale on the inequities of city-level politiking. The films subject matter is engaging, and is more than… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Street Fight" is an enlightening documentary about the 2002 Newark, New Jersey mayoral election between four-time incumbent… More
Keith Munley
Great Documentary that takes you deep into the crazy world of New Jersey politics. NJ is one of the most corrupt states in the United States and has been for a… More