User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20

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  1. 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 well done, and like always, Gary Oldman's performance stood out.
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
  1. 55
    It's a polished, beautifully made movie with a rotten heart.
  2. 100
    One of those rare movies where you leave the theater having been surprised and entertained, and then start arguing.
  3. 60
    Until The Contender slips into partisan politics and platitudinous piety, it's a lively, entertaining ride.