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For the filmmakers, one tone-deaf mistake at the end doesn’t undo this compelling behind-the-scenes peek at how buffoons get elected and men of substance become political roadkill.
Director/writer Matt Ross offers moments of genuine power and pathos that make it easy to forgive the missteps.
Poorly constructed endings can leave an unpleasant aftertaste even for movies that are otherwise mostly solid. That’s the case here.