The Contender

Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 35
  2. Negative: 3 out of 35

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    20
    The film looks horrendous, poorly composed and staged, and the rhythm staggers.
  2. 20
    The most gutless and naive political drama of recent memory.
  3. The most offensive movie of the year.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. GaborA.
    Jan 15, 2006
    5
    Great dialogue. Everything else ranges from average to retched.
  2. Mar 23, 2013
    9
    Politics and only politics. This movie had no drama outside of what was relevant to the political intrigue. All the performances were wellPolitics and only politics. This movie had no drama outside of what was relevant to the political intrigue. All the performances were well done, and like always, Gary Oldman's performance stood out. Full Review »
  3. Jun 10, 2011
    5
    Whilst the film is able to stand up on the strength of it's performances (especially from Gary Oldman), the moral one-sidedness andWhilst the film is able to stand up on the strength of it's performances (especially from Gary Oldman), the moral one-sidedness and misrepresentation of White House politics brings it down. Full Review »