Knife Fight 2013 UNRATED CC

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Rob Lowe stars as a wildly successful campaign strategist.

Starring:
Rob Lowe, Carrie-Anne Moss
Runtime:
1 hour 39 minutes

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Knife Fight

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Genres Drama
Director Bill Guttentag
Starring Rob Lowe, Carrie-Anne Moss
Supporting actors Jamie Chung, Rob Lowe, Carrie-Anne Moss, Amanda Crew, Saffron Burrows, Eric McCormack, Frances Shaw, Richard Schiff, Michelle Krusiec, David Harbour, Carl Marino, Shirley Manson, Brooke Newton, Vanessa Ross, Brandon Scott, Kurt Yaeger, Davey Havok, Ryan Alosio
Studio IFC Films
MPAA rating Unrated
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Part satire, part expose, part commentary, the political drama "Knife Fight" targets some pretty familiar topics. Unfortunately, it doesn't do so in a new or illuminating way. Saying that the American political process is corrupt AND unscrupulous is like preaching to the choir. Is there anyone left with the idealism necessary to make this thought even remotely controversial or incendiary? Just watching the smear campaigns, the Internet rumors, and the negative press during every election season, it seems pretty clear that it is a flawed system (perhaps even irreparably flawed). There is no civility, but a policy of doing whatever necessary to gain the upper hand. That said, there have been some brilliant films to address the subject that were both merciless and unforgettable. "Knife Fight," in the end, doesn't offer anything to the debate. It's pleasant, watchable, and has an attractive and likable cast and maybe that's enough for some. But it lacks teeth, surprise, and true controversy. Heck, I think 1949's "All The King's Men" is still more relevant and shocking than this piece!

Rob Lowe plays the power broker at the heart of the movie. A savvy political strategist, Lowe is the point person for several notable campaigns including a scandalized California senator (a solid David Harbour) and a philandering Kentucky governor (Erik McCormack). With the help of his faithful staff (including newbie Jamie Chung), they are doctors of spin turning negatives into positives whenever possible. And if not possible, just make the other guy look even worse! At its best, "Knife Fight" does showcase some amusing campaign ads. They are, to me, the most effective aspect of the film's screenplay.
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By Jon on January 3, 2014
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Great actors and actresses. This is another must see.
I think the only thing more fun then watching it was making it.
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By K Jackson on August 14, 2013
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I thought it was a nice clean movie which showed (on a high level) life inside the political campaigning world. Liked the way it ended. Made you feel good.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By william d simpson on August 1, 2013
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looks like it ought to be better than it is. didactic, disjointed, can't decide on a story line, no sympathetic characters. problem is in writing and editing. okay directing, good acting, even a few good scenes.
on the whole this movie asks the question "why bother?" the answer is "don't". better to watch the preview and imagine the movie you would make.
better yet watch a couple of old "west wing" episodes.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By FNDNreview on May 3, 2013
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If you look up Harold Lasswell's definition of politics, it will tell you that politics is defined by who gets what, when, and how. Granted, politics was a bit different back in the 1930s and 40s when Lasswell was doing his work - but the principal that he defined still stands true today. The word "politics" is and will (probably) forever be linked to corruption and greed - along with affairs, murder, and any other crime that has been committed by politicians over the years. The bad politicians that have abused their power and standing in the world over the course of human history have given nearly all politicians a bad name - yet not every politician is bad. Despite their personal struggles and shortcomings, men like Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and John F. Kennedy are some of the United States' most adored individuals and considered to have been masters at the art of politicking - so occasionally politics can give people a bad rap simply by association. In the recently released political drama, Knife Fight - juggling politics and personal lives takes center stage, along with the maneuverability involved with executing a successful political campaign.

Knife Fight stars former West Wing actor Rob Lowe as he returns to the semi-fictitious political scene. Paul Turner (Lowe) is a successful campaign strategist running three campaigns at once and with the help of his assistant Kerstin (Jamie Chung), Turner must navigate a Kentucky governor, a California senator, and a doctor turned candidate through the nastiness that accompanies political campaigns. Spinning news cycles to his will, Turner uses his connections and political savvy to walk the fine line of fighting dirty to keep his candidates clean - or as he puts it: "bring a gun to a knife fight.
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