Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. As one of Booker's supporters notes, it's a sad day when academic success is used to denigrate an African-American.
  2. 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.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    88
    It's a fascinating film, simultaneously enthralling, infuriating and guaranteed to make viewers ask how such a perversion of the political process could be taking place in America.
  4. 90
    It's an electrifying, suspenseful film, full of street-level political drama.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. 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! Full Review »
  3. [Anonymous]
    Oct 26, 2006
    8
    Excellent documentary, fast paced, straightforward and totally convincing.