Labor Day

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1 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

1 out of 5 stars

Who knew agitprop could be so innocuous? Documentarian Glenn Silber (The War at Home) tracks the mobilizing efforts of the country’s fastest-growing labor union—the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)—from early 2007 through the run-up to the 2008 U.S. Presidential election. Gaggles of members speak in jolly democratic platitudes, and a couple of journalists are obligatorily interviewed. But even when it’s shooting in the swing states, the film never finds drama, focus or any greater purpose other than some dubious horn-blowing about the SEIU being singularly responsible for electing President Obama.—Aaron Hillis

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