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7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 2 out of 10
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  1. [Anonymous]
    Oct 26, 2006
    8
    Excellent documentary, fast paced, straightforward and totally convincing.
  2. 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 States, this film is going to get another look.
  3. 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 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 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
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85

Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.