from COLCHESTER, CT
Reviewed on 3/21/2015...
This film, with many not-so-veiled references to Bill Clinton, shows insider politics in a harsh, nasty light.
The cast does a fine job, and the twists and turns work believably, if unkindly.
So tempting to go into detail, risking a spoiler. Here it is: The movie shows that every member of this particular (and probably every) political campaign has feet of clay.
The movie is definitely worth watching.
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from OCALA, FL
Reviewed on 10/2/2012...
I am not into politics so I dont know how to rate this movie, I did not care for it although the cast was great.
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(TD) from ANKENY, IA
Reviewed on 4/5/2012...
As a disclaimer, I know next to nothing about politics, its processes, and campaign regulations; thus, I couldn't say anything as to the validity of what was projected in this film. What I can attest to is the striking and seemingly effortless fluidity put on display in co-star and director George Clooney's film. The Ides of March features a blockbuster cast headed by a very smart and focused Ryan Gosling whose cool demeanor is, at times, pulsating. I can't recall another recent film that had such an accomplished cast that delivered so effectively in that each key actor and actress carried a small bit of the film and each helped propel it forward. The editing was air tight and the cinematography helped create moments of tension, jubilation, and suspense. The story itself was incredibly interesting and the screenplay team managed to keep it lucid. This is Clooney's fourth directorial showing on the silver screen and he appears to be mastering his craft as this thrilling film of integrity, honesty, and deceit paves a new road for future political films.
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