Director Michael Curry takes a look at the 2002 Mayoral race in Newark, New Jersey, in this documentary. With the incumbent, Sharpe James, resorting to dirty tricks to prevent his challenger, Cory Booker, from getting voted in, the police assaulting Curry, and threats being made to anyone who votes against James, STREET FIGHT makes for compulsive and eye-opening viewing.
Pros: Presentation, nothing held back Cons: An attempt to be more even handed was stopped by the opposition The Bottom Line: Very dirty fighting for a mayoral race. If politics isn't your bag, neither will this be. If it is, this is worth a look. Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. Unless you are a true political junkie keeping track of mayoral races … more