The New York Times - Jason George
“Engrossing...Pulls no punches.” Read Article
Los Angeles Weekly - Scott Foundas
“Street Fight amasses the cumulative tension of a crackerjack suspense thriller... It is filmmaking of the first order, a movie with the power to turn hearts, change minds...” Read Article
The New Yorker - David Denby
"Extraordinary... In brief, Marshall Curry, the young director of Street Fight, has hit the documentary jackpot." Read Article
Salon.com - Andrew O'Hehir
"An electrifying, suspenseful film, full of street-level political drama." Read Article
The L.A. Times - Kevin Crust
One of the Best 10 Films of 2006. “A good ol' bare-knuckled local election with the intrigue of a thriller." Read Article
Slate.com - Beau Willimon
"It is difficult to make a film that is equal parts optimistic and cynical, terrifying and inspiring. Street Fight is all of the above."
Philadelphia Inquirer - Steven Rea
"Compelling and occasionally mind-boggling... Curry's picture is a must see."
(3 1/2 stars out of four)
Filmmaker Magazine - Scott Macaulay
"Riveting drama." Curry is one of "25 New Faces of Independent Film" Read Article
The Star Ledger - Matt Zoller Seitz
“Engrossing nonfiction-- a grimly funny account of bloody-knuckled democracy... the political version of a slasher picture." Read Article
New York Newsday - Gene Seyour
“Curry’s film is genuinely smart and rousing.”
San Francisco Chronicle - Neva Chonin
A “mean, lean documentary that's earned the first-time filmmaker a deserved Academy Award nomination... Should be required viewing” Read Article
Indiewire - Hugo Perez
“Marshall Curry’s Street Fight packs a wallop… riveting…” Read Article
ABC News: The Note
“You won't wanna' miss" Street Fight.
New York Post - Lou Lumenick
"Tough and brave... As vividly recounted by Curry, it's as riveting as it is depressing."
(3 1/2 stars out of 4)
FIPRESCI (Internatl. Federation of Film Critics)
- Norman Wilner
“Street Fight, which took the [Hot Docs] festival's prize for Best International Documentary, avoids dryness entirely... It was the most riveting film I saw in the entire festival, in and out of competition." Read Article
The L.A. Times - Kevin Crust
“Sharp-eyed... The story that first time feature filmmaker Curry tells is extremely compelling, but where he really scores is in addressing politics and race in a way that allows events to speak for themselves." Read Article
TV Guide - Ken Fox
“It's a fascinating film, simultaneously enthralling, infuriating and guaranteed to make viewers ask how such a perversion of the political process could be taking place in America." Read Article
AlterNet/Nerve.com - Ada Calhoun
“A surprisingly suspensful Oscar nominated documentary." Interview with Marshall Curry
Boston Globe - Sam Allis
“The documentary is simple and strong... a story too good to ignore." Read Article
Court TV - Jami Floyd
"A brilliantly courageous look at the democratic process. It is a gutsy study of the way American politics is, and how it ought to be."
The Times (UK) - David Chater "The mayoral election campaign of an American city may not seem a promising subject for a lengthy documentary but Marshall Curry hit the jackpot."
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Village Voice - Michael Atkinson
"Unpretentionious and absorbing... Enough cultural crosscurrents to fill out a novel... Curry should watch his back." Read Article
The Observer (UK) - Sarah Hughes
“A fascinating documentary which tackles complex issues" Pick of the Day.
Evening Standard (UK) - Kimberley Darke
"Another top notch Storyville film."
The Guardian (UK) - John Patterson
“A nailbiter worthy of 'The Best Man'." Read Article
The Orlando Weekly - Steve Schneider
“There's barely a frame of Street Fight that isn't election-doc gold... Street Fight isn't just a great film; it's essential viewing to prove to yourself that you're not so cynical after all." Read Article
David Poland's The Hot Button
“Street Fight is a real life Spike Lee movie (that would be the best work of Spike's career...) A more complex version of Rocky... It is the rare documentary that commands-- not demands-- that you take action."
Mary Evans & Clive Morgan, Daily Telegraph (UK)
A "striking political expose... the race for mayor plays like a modern day shoot out...engrossing tale." Selected as one of "Today's Highlights"
Daily Telegraph (UK) - Patrick Ness
"A hugely entertaining Oscar-nominated documentary."
The Independent (UK) - Gerard Gilbert
"Another fine film" Pick of the Day
Daily Mail (UK)
"An illuminating documentary." Critic's Choice Pick of the Day, four stars
Digital City News- Gary Dretzka
"Terriffic...Somewhere, in the Great Beyond, Richard J. Daley, Tom Pendergast, Huey P. Long and Boss Tweed followed the 2002 election with rapt attention, cheering James’ every infringement of 1st Amendment Rights … so will audiences..."
The New York Sun - A. L. Gordon
"Perhaps the most significant Tribeca Film Festival award is that given by the audience. And so it is time to pay attention to Street Fight... [Curry] couldn't have dreamed up a more compelling subject."
Bloomberg News - Dave Shiflett
“An incredible film by Marshall Curry... entertaining."
Video Librarian - R. Pitman
"Curry captures incredible stories... Highly recommended." Read Article
Educational Media Reviews Online - Meghann Matwichuk
"Viewers sense how much is truly at stake and what this David-and-Goliath struggle means for the larger picture of politics in urban America... This riveting film would be appropriate in any library collection. Higly recommended." Read Article
St. Paul, MN, Pioneer Press - Chris Hewitt
"Filmmaker Marshall Curry's persistence and intelligence are what make it a riveting film. He seems always to be in the right place, and although he's forced to become part of the film, he doesn't impose his views, allowing us to figure out what we think."
The Sydney Morning Herald - Annmaree Bellman
"Not just stranger than fiction, but infinitely more compelling..." Read Article
The Portland Mercury- Alison Hallett
“Street Fight is a must see documentary for anyone with even a passing interest in American politics... It's fascinating to see the drama unfold." Read Article
“The film is a lesson in street-level politics that can not be learned in civics class.”
Museum of TV and Radio, NYC
“Street Fight is a riveting account of the most brutal of contact sports: politics… First-time documentarian Marshall Curry emerges from the fray with a film that raises vital questions about the health of our democracy.”
San Antonio Current
A "fascinating, disturbing documentary... a ballot-box bloodbath."
Charlotte Observer - Lawrence Toppman
A "fine documentary... freewheeling view of the corruption plagued Mayoral race in Newark, NJ."
SilverDocs Film Festival
“Few documentary films achieve epic climaxes worthy of a Shakespearean drama, but Street Fight does."
Tribeca Film Festival
“Curry’s film is a jaw-dropping example of rough and tumble politics that places the audience at the center of this dramatic fight.”
Politics NJ - Steve Kornacki
“A truly exceptional piece of filmmaking… a tight and coherent narrative that has universal appeal… One could argue that Curry stumbled into a gold mine when he ventured from his Brooklyn home to Newark, but not anyone could have taken such a complicated and colorful campaign and produced something thus focused and, dare I say, sharp.” Read Article
City Paper (Philadelphia) - Sam Adams
"Hear the phrase 'human rights' and your mind immediately goes some place else. But the most striking documentaries in this year's Human Rights Watch International Film Festival could've been shot around the corner—and one of them was." Read Article
Combustible Celluloid - Jeffrey Anderson
"An old fashioned political yarn, featuring hand-pumping and baby-kissing, but also a dash of blood fury." Read Article
VC Reporter - John Larsen
"Filmmaker Marshall Curry gets so close to the mudslinging, you can smell it. An authetic civics lesson that is both shocking and puzzling." Read Article
“Winner of the [Toronto Hot Docs Festival] Best International Documentary prize, Marshall Curry’s film is both a fight story worthy of a UFC match and a penetrating examination of racism, bossism and privilege in American municipal politics”
[Street Fight is a] “terrific fly-on-the-wall documentary”
Film Freak Central
**** (4 stars) “Absolutely vital viewing… A scary look at how race and class divisions are perhaps most venomous when they afflict the same race and class… [It’s] not too much to call Street Fight a microcosm of a crippling national disease.” Read Article
Gothamist - Aaron Dobbs
“Street Fight is an absolutely amazing documentary.” A Gothamist Pick. Read Article
Y Net News
A "poignant and sharp statement on American society and politics.” Read Article
“Go see this film… This is powerful stuff.” Read Article
American Library Association
Selected as a 2007 Notable Video for Adults. Read Article
The Denver Post - Michael Booth
"Heart-stopping drama and emotional filmmaking." A Critic's Choice. Read Article
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