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  • Summary: This documentary examines America's tumultuous electoral process through the eyes of diverse politicians, activists, and voters. (IFC Films)
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
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  1. Reviewed by: Tim Grierson
    90
    From its riveting opening to its gripping conclusion, . . . So Goes the Nation is arguably the most intelligent, kinetic analysis of the modern election process since "The War Room."
  2. The movie confirms what most of us have known all along: Electability is all about staying on message.
  3. 75
    Sticks to reporting. Unlike most political documentaries, it doesn't preach - to the choir or to anyone else.
  4. 70
    Documentarians Adam Del Deo and James Stern present a cogent and comprehensive postmortem of the 2004 presidential election in Ohio.
  5. A clear-eyed and utterly ruthless dissection of the battle for Ohio in the months leading up to the 2004 presidential election.
  6. For interested parties, it's entertaining to hear from, and meet, the people who live and breathe the politics of America.
  7. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    50
    Neither newly revelatory nor formally innovative.

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  1. SilviaM.
    Oct 6, 2006
    9
    Dems need to see this movie to understand what we did wrong and how the Bushies supresssed our vote. As the NY Times said it can serve as a Dems need to see this movie to understand what we did wrong and how the Bushies supresssed our vote. As the NY Times said it can serve as a manual for 2008. We can lick our wounds or we can learn from our mistakes and start winning. So Goes the Nation is a film for Dems who want to start winning again. Collapse

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