• Released
  • October 15, 2010
  • 1 hr 21 min
  • Documentary
Gerrymandering Synopsis
Filmmaker Jeff Reichert examines the practice of redrawing districts to manipulate elections.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Arnold Schwarzenegger appears as the rare politician who supports reform in this timely exposé of how our democracy has slipped off its...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
While the film adopts a sometimes jaunty tone, the fact is that gerrymandering is bad news, assuming you believe that elections should mean...
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
An illustrated civics lesson that strains to make its complicated, shadowy subject - electoral redistricting - a political hot topic.
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Boxoffice Magazine

By Mark Keizer
There is so much wrong with the political system at this point that gerrymandering, in which politicians shamelessly redraw electoral...
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Village Voice

It gets complicated: Re-districting in Chicago gave Obama a clear advantage in his Senate election, an inconvenient truth that Reichert...
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Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
Despite much archival and news footage, along with ample face time from that initiative's most ebullient supporter, Gov. Arnold...
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The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
At the start of Gerrymandering, Reichert quotes Thomas Pynchon, writing, "Nothing will produce bad history more directly nor brutally than...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Watching Gerrymandering is like taking a course on a subject you keenly want to learn about only to discover the lecturer is a boring, old...
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Time Out New York

By S. James Snyder
Good policy does not ensure good drama; Gerrymandering summarizes an urgent issue but forgets to detail the true fallout.
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