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State of Play (2009) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

4131

Avg. Rating:

2.60/4

# of Ratings:

84

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

04/17/2009

DVD Release:

09/01/2009

Director:

Kevin Macdonald

Actors:

Rachel McAdams
Russell Crowe
Jason Bateman
Ben Affleck
Robin Wright Penn
Helen Mirren

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

An investigative reporter on the uncovering the mystery behind a series of brutal murders finds himself tangled in the highest echelons of political and corporate giants.

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Chris Kavan 07/11/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

Serviceable but ultimately perfectly typical political thrilled. Russell Crowe and Rachel McAdams are pretty good, as is the rest of the cast, but as has been said the story lacks that punch to make it more than a casual watcher.

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Ichabod Crane 10/30/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2.5/4 

A semi okay thriller that has a big twist kind of in the end, where it is not your standard thriller. IT is not great but it is okay. There is nothing too special about it is not really too thriller or overly smart but it is somewhat thriller and slightly smart. It is fairly well acted and the story only has a few holes, but it could have been better for sure. I would say see it but not in a overly pressing way.

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phantom 05/26/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

absolutely great cast, but it lacked something. the twist at the end was just unnecessary. Still very nice to see Russell Crowe, even if he's not wearing a toga.

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frenchfreyteetor 05/17/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

This was an interesting movie. I enjoyed the characters, but thought the overall story was very long and pretty boring in general. The best part of the movie for me was the Rachel McAdams character name was Della Frye. That was my grandmother's name (spelled a bit different). Seeing that was the most exciting part for me, I couldn't give this movie much above 2 stars. It would have been a good renter, but not one that you need to see on the big screen.

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patjohnson76 05/04/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2.5/4 

This film had a pretty good buildup, there's an intriguing story and great acting all around. I guess my one complaint is that the film spends an hour and fifty minutes building up to a logical conclusion, then surprises you with the overdone "twist" ending that felt more like an annoying surprise than a respectable one. I then had to revisit the entire film in memory and see if it was plausible and quite frankly, what it was building up to was more interesting and realistic. But other than that, I'd probably still recommend it, I'm probably just being overly picky regarding the end.

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"State Of Play" by Yojimbo

When a congressman's research assistant is killed his affair with her is exposed so he turns to an old college friend and journalist for help, but while trying to clear his name, he uncovers a multi-billion dollar conspiracy. I saw the four hour BBC mini series a while back and my impression was that although it was a good, solid conspiracy thriller, the story could've been told in half the time. I was wrong. Upon watching the Hollywood version, it has become obvious that what I thought at the time was unnecessary padding and flab was in fact the colour and depth of the characters and their relationships. With all of that trimmed away and the cast of character actors replaced with Hollywood hunks, what is left is just another generic thriller. Helen Mirren does a decent impersonation of B...

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2.5/4 

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