Alex Gibney's documentary examines the stellar rise and catastrophobic demise of Eliot Spitzner, democrat governor of New York. Brought down by a scandal involving escort girls, there was more to the story than met the eye.
In the spirit of all great political thrillers, Gibney follows the money to construct a mesmerising portrayal of corruption, vested interests and hidden agendas that would have made Pakula proud.
Reviewed by David Parkinson
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