The Big Buy: Tom DeLay's Stolen Congress Image
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  • Summary: The Big Buy is a feature length documentary that connects the dots between big money and big government. It's not a pretty picture. (Brave New Films)
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  1. Reviewed by: Robert Wilonsky
    50
    The filmmakers capture a battle for the soul of a state and country; we're all damned, no matter our choice of red or blue, unless things change sooner than later, says a movie that will divide like nothing since Michael Moore took the nation's temperature.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    40
    The title alone should alert auds that The Big Buy: Tom DeLay's Stolen Congress is a hatchet job on the controversial politico known as "The Hammer."
  3. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    40
    As much fun as that is for the choir being preached to, it would have been even more persuasive with a little less hammering and a little more historical perspective.
  4. This less than subtly titled documentary by Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck will undoubtedly find few viewers.
  5. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    12
    The hero is the Texas prosecutor who won a questionable indictment of DeLay, Ronnie Earle. But he sounds more extreme the more he talks.
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  1. [anonymous]
    May 29, 2006
    10
    This story of one of the most blatant power grabs in American history is a must see for anyone who realy cares about the direction our country is headed. Expand
  2. ClaytonA.
    Jul 4, 2006
    9
    A neo film noir look at one of the poliitcal crimes of the century. Has a sense of humor and atmosphere. Entertaining.