DreamWorks Distribution | Release Date: October 13, 2000 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Mixed or average reviews based on 35 Critics
Positive:
21
Mixed:
11
Negative:
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It's an intelligent and informed look at the preposterous ways our leaders are often picked and sabotaged.
83
An assured and gripping political drama filled with remarkable performances and razor-sharp writing and editing.
75
Heavy-handed and manipulative, it also proves formidably engrossing.
75
A sharp, intricate political drama.
75
Excellent performances in an entertaining if less than totally plausible story.
75
The sort of smutty scandalmongering the average moviegoer can really get behind.
70
Silly as it is, The Contende has a lurid zest that keeps you hooked, and a rambunctiously good cast.
63
Misfires by constantly tossing out liberal feel-goodisms.