Mitt

  • Network: Netflix
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 24, 2014
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    Feb 20, 2014
    50
    Ultimately, in a world that includes curtain-ripping pieces like "Game Change" and "The War Room," Mitt feels perfunctory. It feels requisite more than informative.
  2. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    Jan 24, 2014
    50
    Mr. Romney is likable in this depiction. But little in Mitt suggests that he is also electable.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark Feeney
    Jan 24, 2014
    50
    Mitt, Greg Whiteley’s fly-on-the-wall documentary about Mitt Romney’s two presidential campaigns, is always interesting (how could it not be, with the remarkable degree of access the candidate gave the filmmaker?) but never really involving.
  4. Reviewed by: John Teti
    Jan 24, 2014
    50
    The depictions of Romney and his clan are honest and intimate, sure, but honesty and intimacy don’t necessarily produce insight, and Mitt’s mistake is to assume that they do.
  5. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jan 24, 2014
    40
    Even people with Romney stickers still clinging to their bumpers will fidget through the stultifying middle chunk of director Greg Whiteley’s sympathetically observant but journalistically incurious Mitt, the product of six years of friendly, unfettered access to Romney and his family.
  6. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jan 24, 2014
    40
    Mitt focuses on a couple of flashpoints: the unsuccessful 2008 primaries against John McCain, the successful 2012 primaries and the 2012 general election. In none of these do we get any “aha, so that’s how he really feels” moments. It’s more a portrait of someone who assesses each situation accurately, good or bad.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Feb 22, 2014
    1
    BOrrrrrrrrrING! Zzzzzzzzzz....! There really is no other way to describe it and i mean absolutely no offense to any of his past and currentBOrrrrrrrrrING! Zzzzzzzzzz....! There really is no other way to describe it and i mean absolutely no offense to any of his past and current supporters. Full Review »
  2. Jan 27, 2014
    6
    Good, but not great. Worth a watch, but not a must watch.

    This a somewhat interesting documentary, but it's unlikely to change your
    Good, but not great. Worth a watch, but not a must watch.

    This a somewhat interesting documentary, but it's unlikely to change your opinion of Mitt one way or the other and it doesn't offer anything up that truly surprises or impresses. There is no doubt that Mitt was presented horribly as a candidate and while this will confirm that he is not in fact an automaton that's about all it does.

    A major determining factor in whether you will enjoy it or not is how much you already know about elections and how political campaigns work. If you don't know too much, then I would say you will find this enlightening. If, however, you are into politics or studied it extensively, you won't find anything you don't know in this film.

    It's not bad. In fact, it's decent, but it really is one of those films that pays off more when you don't know anything going in. If nothing else it may put to rest the idea that Mitt is some kind of robot....I think. Wait, what if that's what they want you to think.

    If it seems interesting to you, go check it out...just don't expect it to be some kind of revelation. You get a pretty good look at the inner workings of a large scale campaign and you get to see a Mitt Romney who actually seems like a human.
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  3. Jan 26, 2014
    9
    A very interesting look into the process of a presidential campaign, and what it means for both the candidate and his family. This is bestA very interesting look into the process of a presidential campaign, and what it means for both the candidate and his family. This is best watched from an apolitical standpoint, and the documentary does its best not to make political commentary, no pass judgement one way of the other on its subject, overall, solid. Full Review »