Year of Release: 2009
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Approx. Running Time: 127 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"A SMART, INGENIOUS THRILLER."
-Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe leads an all-star cast, including Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams and Helen Mirren in the blistering thriller about deception, mainipulation and corruption.
When D.C. Reporter Cal McCaffrey (Crowe) is assigned to investigate the murder of an assistant to an up-and-coming politician (Affleck), he uncovers a conspiracy that threatens to bring down the nation's power structures. In a town of spin-doctors and wealthy power brokers, he will discover one truth: when fortunes are at stake, no one's integrity, love or life is safe.
From director Kevin Macdonald of The Last King of Scotland, State Of Play brings together gripping performances, riveting suspense and is "sophisticated, intelligent and powerful" (Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV).
Russell Crowe turns in an excellent performance that mixes charm and a certain level of cockiness in this taught crime drama. Rachel McAdams and Helen Mirren give good performances as well and even Ben Affleck is tolerable here. Keep your eyes out for a surprising role by Jason Bateman.
A very good movie.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)
2009 (Year of Release)