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. This less than subtly titled documentary by Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck will undoubtedly find few viewers.
  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. 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."
  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 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.