• Eduardo Gomes

    ★★★★ Added by Eduardo Gomes

    "Recontagem" aborda um peculiar episódio na democracia norte-americana, no qual o sistema eleitoral se mostrou extremamente frágil, devido as margens insignificantes de diferença entre o então vice-presidente dos EUA Al Gore, candidato democrata à presidência e George W.Bush, candidato republicano.
    O interessante do roteiro é a construção dos personagens em meio ao cenário, defendendo seus ideais -mesmo sendo questionáveis- lutando principalmente por legitimidade no sistema. Chega a ser revoltante as artimanhas feitas em prol de impor a vitória de um…

    View

  • Bryan Colley

    ★★★ Added by Bryan Colley

    Celebrating election day with an election movie, and man, elections are totally messed up. Of course, the problem with a docu-drama is it invests the audience emotionally in a way that just feels manipulative. The film is very one-sided (left-leaning of course), even if it happened exactly as depicted, because that's where the main characters are centered. A documentary would be better, but far fewer people would see it. The haters on IMDB are crying foul. Seems like they got Katherine Harris right though. What a ditz!

    View

  • Zac Thompson

    ★★★½ Watched by Zac Thompson 03 Jun, 2014

    Laura Dern plays a great cartoon character. ...That was a real person? Jesus Christ.

    View

  • TajLV

    ★★★ Added by TajLV

    It was one of the darkest periods of U.S. political history, when Americans were kept waiting for weeks to learn the results of the 2000 Presidential Election. Only now, more than a decade later, is it possible to watch the balloting hijinks that took place in Florida without getting furious. All in all, I think director Jay Roach presented the saga well… how Al Gore’s election team fought George W. Bush’s team in Florida, only to lose after recounts, Supreme…

    View

  • NinjaDomoEsq

    ★★★ Watched by NinjaDomoEsq 25 May, 2014

    Kevin Spacey is clearly in his political mindset in this one. It's a perfectly well crafted and interesting account of the Bush v Gore election. It does a very good job of explaining what was a terribly convoluted process and does so with a fantastic cast of actors. That said, it does seem to have a very left-leaning slant, which I found slightly tiresome and it also goes on just a bit too long.

    View

  • Elias Elias

    ★★★★ Added by Elias Elias

    This kind of things really makes you think of all the wrong things in our world...

    View

  • kylegarvey

    Added by kylegarvey

    A lazy and disappointing movie. It's more concerned with excruciatingly boring bureaucracy (frantic phone calls and awkward press conferences -- fascinating!) than with any number of more interesting possibilities (a wider look at the recount's context, a character study, or even just a more interesting take on the story itself). There is so much possibility here, but all we end up with is a frustrating, humdrum slog.

    View

  • Edith Nelson

    ★★★★ Watched by Edith Nelson 10 Jan, 2014

    Democracy at Work?

    Full disclosure--I cried that first night. And again when the Gore camp finally gave up. I am not unbiased in the events this movie portrays. However, I'm not sure I believe anyone who cares about politics possibly could be. It's worth noting that filmmakers Jay Roach and Danny Strong interviewed as many people associated with the historical events as they could. The goal, in fact, had been to interview at least one person who appeared in every…

    View

  • Lucas Zegwaard

    ★★★★ Added by Lucas Zegwaard

    These are some crazy shenanigans inside the US voting system. Sure there are some things that make the Republicans seems very close to looking like the evil empire itself, but it does make the film somewhat more exciting.

    View

  • David Owen

    ★★½ Watched by David Owen 26 Sep, 2013

    This picks up a lot in the second half and just as well cause the first half drags like crazy. It's a ridiculous story and one that is painful to admit is true. Crazy stuff.

    View

  • Jay

    ★★★½ Watched by Jay 21 Sep, 2013

    Directed by - Jay Roach
    Written by - Danny Strong
    Based on the events of the 2000 US Presidential Election
    Starring - Kevin Spacey, Bob Balaban, Laura Dern, John Hurt, Bruce McGill, Tom Wilkinson, Jayne Atkinson and Denis Leary

    It’s almost thirteen years since George W. Bush stole the Presidency (I jest, I shall try to remain nonpartisan in this review) and it’s still a stain on America that such a shambolic event was even allowed to happen. Recount, a…

    View

  • Michaeldmanley

    ★★★★ Watched by Michaeldmanley 25 May, 2008

    An insanely entertaining docudrama with an excellent cast.

    View