(2000)

Critic Reviews

59

Metascore

Based on 35 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Chicago Sun-Times
One of those rare movies where you leave the theater having been surprised and entertained, and then start arguing.
88
Charlotte Observer
Supplies the three key elements of the best political thrillers: suspense, credibility and the feeling that you're really sitting in the Oval Office.
75
Miami Herald
Heavy-handed and manipulative, it also proves formidably engrossing.
70
As entertainment of a tawdry but compelling sort, The Contender certainly delivers.
67
A potpourri of issue-oriented drama enlivened by superlative performances and smart dialogue.
67
Entertainment Weekly
Engages in the cinematic equivalent of not inhaling.
60
Rolling Stone
Until The Contender slips into partisan politics and platitudinous piety, it's a lively, entertaining ride.
60
I can recommend the first two-thirds of this movie with great enthusiasm.
40
The film's very premise, while initially promising, doesn't hold up to lengthy scrutiny.
20
The film looks horrendous, poorly composed and staged, and the rhythm staggers.

More Critic Reviews

See all external reviews for The Contender (2000) »

See also

Awards | FAQ | User Reviews | User Ratings | External Reviews


Recently Viewed