The War Room
The War Room (1993)

A look inside the 1992 presidential race, D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hedgus' documentary The War Room explores the backstage side of national politics by examining the day-to-day operations of Bill Clinton's campaign staff. The… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 13, 1993
DVD Release Date: November 10, 1998
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jason Gorber

It's a testament to the supreme skills of Hegedus and Pennebaker that they managed to craft a film that so easily could have gone astray.

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Louis Proyect

Politics as sporting event run by wonks. Fascinating but repellent in trademark Pennebaker-Hegedus fashion.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Backroom politics has now been exposed-a high stakes game, but no mystery.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

It's so intoxicating that sometimes it's easy forget we are, in effect, watching a couple of pitch men selling that year's newest brand of soap.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

An invaluable record of Bill Clinton's unlikely rise to the White House.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Illustrates in often amusing detail how the Clinton team managed to overcome petty hostilities and seize the day -- and the White House.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A top documentary; behind the scenes at how a political campaign is run.

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Alec Barniskis
Whats interesting is that the film is less of a story of Clinton's '92 Presidential Campaign, and more of a character study of James Carville and… More