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      ...So Goes the Nation

      Released Oct 4, 2006 1 hr. 30 min. Documentary List
      91% 23 Reviews Tomatometer 75% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Filmmakers examine the role of Ohio in the 2004 presidential election and present the American electoral process through the eyes of voters, politicians and activists. Republican and Democratic campaign strategists and officials all attempt to swing the election their way by pushing hot-button issues to the forefront. Read More Read Less

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      Intelligent and even-handed, ...So Goes the Nation takes an impressively comprehensive look behind the scenes of the modern American election process.

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      s r Watched this on an overnight campaign bus trip to Kentucky and Ohio to remind us what is at stake every time we are knocking doors. Grassroots politics is key and without the ground game the candidates suffer. Complete with the important players' perspectives on the 2004 race and how it played out, this is good for anyone interested in politics and power. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member eye-opening doc about the electoral process in the US with ohio during the 04 presidential election serving as a microcosm of the nation as a whole Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member A great insight into the American political system. I am fascinated with how the Republicans managed to utilise the apathetic republican voters to gain power. It is interesting as it is a tactic you could never use in Australia with its compulsary voting system. Good film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Sad. Really just kicks you in the teeth, and that is not to say it is poorly done. From the interesting (and distressingly), real characters, to the Tubular Bells/Carpenter-esque horror movie score, the thing is quite an experience. It was definitely a picture of that moment in time. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member When I started to watch this movie I thought it was more about voter fraud than how horrible the Democrats did during the 04 election. I got frustrated watching this movie and we turned it off and watched Simpsons reruns instead. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. For those of us still a little bitter about '04, this documentary can be a little hard to watch, but the lessons are important. A surprisingly even-handed look at how the Bush-Cheney folks got a president who couldn't run on his record reelected and how we Democrats were out-scripted and out-organized. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Bill Stamets Chicago Sun-Times This informative documentary offers a sound, if uninspiring lesson in civics. Rated: 2.5/4 Dec 22, 2006 Full Review J. R. Jones Chicago Reader Documentarians Adam Del Deo and James Stern present a cogent and comprehensive postmortem of the 2004 presidential election in Ohio. Dec 22, 2006 Full Review Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune The film's triple thesis is that elections are run badly, Democrats are often clueless and Republicans are clever. Maybe -- but that still leaves too many unanswered questions. Rated: 2/4 Dec 21, 2006 Full Review Jason Gorber Film Scouts The star of the show is Paul Bagala, who in no uncertain terms points out the foibles of his own side's defeat. Rated: A- Jun 21, 2007 Full Review Kam Williams Upstage Magazine A fair warning that the world is watching to see whether Karl Rove and company put their thumbs on the scales again. Rated: 3/4 Feb 17, 2007 Full Review Pablo Villaça Cinema em Cena Um olhar imparcial sobre as estratgias de democratas e republicanos durante a eleio presidencial de 2004, o filme buca analisar os erros e acertos que conduziram reeleio de Bush, oferecendo respostas inteligentes e, muitas vezes, surpreendentes. Rated: 4/5 Dec 2, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Filmmakers examine the role of Ohio in the 2004 presidential election and present the American electoral process through the eyes of voters, politicians and activists. Republican and Democratic campaign strategists and officials all attempt to swing the election their way by pushing hot-button issues to the forefront.
      Director
      Adam Del Deo, James D. Stern
      Distributor
      IFC Films
      Production Co
      Endgame Entertainment
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 4, 2006, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 1, 2019
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $10.2K
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