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70

Metascore

Based on 30 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
90
Guilty, deftly orchestrated fun.
90
Film.com
It's as wise and funny and revealing as anything ever created by Mike Nichols and Elaine May.
90
I expected to laugh; I didn't expect to be moved.
80
Its palette isn't primary at all: It's full of secondary shadings.
70
It's a movie struggling with its own identity crisis, and with the obvious constraints created by its subject matter.
70
The New Republic
The result is glib, often funny, sometimes bumpy, and ultimately depressing.
70
New York Magazine (Vulture)
This entertaining but rather peculiar movie asks extraordinary questions, and I wish it were better equipped to give the answers.
70
An intelligent and very funny satire about the bloody game of American politics.
60
Salon.com
A slack, tepid picture stuck in a no man's land between satire and drama.
50
An intelligent movie that portrays the mighty without reverence.

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