Street Fight

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  • Summary: This documentary chronicles the bare-knuckles race for Mayor of Newark, N.J. between Cory Booker, a 32-year-old Rhodes Scholar/Yale Law School grad, and Sharpe James, the four-term incumbent and undisputed champion of New Jersey politics. (Marshall Curry Productions)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 100
    In brief, Marshall Curry, the young director of Street Fight, has hit the documentary jackpot: the movie will become the inescapable referent for media coverage of the new campaign. And rightly so.
  2. As one of Booker's supporters notes, it's a sad day when academic success is used to denigrate an African-American.
  3. 90
    This is classical activist filmmaking of the first order, a movie with the power to turn hearts, change minds and, just maybe, right the wayward course of an entire city.
  4. Whether or not Street Fight wins the Academy Award Sunday night, Curry's picture is must-see fare for any and every observer of the curious world of American politics.
  5. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    80
    Curry's courage in the face of police harassment and what seems a very real threat of something worse is amazing.
  6. 80
    The story that first-time feature filmmaker Curry tells is extremely compelling, but where he really scores is in addressing politics and race in a way that allows events to speak for themselves.
  7. Although the film has a righteous heart, by focusing solely on government as showbiz, it's part of what it decries. Curry makes uproarious hay with the illegal shenanigans of incumbent mayor Sharpe James, but is that all there is? That said, Street Fight has enough cultural crosscurrents to fill out a novel.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. MarkJ.
    Jan 9, 2007
    9
    A highly inspiring political documentary, which focuses on the mayoral election in Newark. The events of this race allow Curry to address A highly inspiring political documentary, which focuses on the mayoral election in Newark. The events of this race allow Curry to address issues of race, poverty and political spin whilst documenting two fascinatingly opposite candidates. Sharpe James plays the joker to Cory Bookers' Batman and you can't help being drawn in to what feels like a battle of truth over lies, honesty over deciept, and good over evil. Fast, thrilling, engrossing, a must see! Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Oct 26, 2006
    8
    Excellent documentary, fast paced, straightforward and totally convincing.
  3. MarcK.
    Mar 10, 2007
    7
    Enjoyable, interesting, entertaining. A bit on the short side though. When Cory Booker becomes governor of NJ or a Senator of the United Enjoyable, interesting, entertaining. A bit on the short side though. When Cory Booker becomes governor of NJ or a Senator of the United States, this film is going to get another look. Expand

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