Quick Movie Reviews
Alex - wrote on 03/03/2012
As far as political dramas go, this is a good one. Gosling is a true star with a great performance. Cloony knows how to driect and control the camera. I think he needs to be a bit more darijg with his subject matter and we might finally see a best picture for him. Check it out if you have any interest in politics.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 02/17/2012
Although slightly cynical, this intriguing political drama deals assuredly with themes of corruption and optimism, framed by a fictional Presidential nomination race. All of the acting is superb, particularly by Ryan Gosling, whose character undergoes the biggest character arc. George Clooney doesn't have to work hard as the charismatic candidate in question, but, in the film's darker moments, he surprises by touching on some more menacing notes. The film's writing is the real star - sharp and creating dueling character motivations in every scene. One of the better films of 2011.
patjohnson76 - wrote on 10/21/2011
A bit of an underwhelming experience here, mainly because I went in with big expectations. We're introduced to two politicians battling it out for an important primary win that will most likely lead to one of the men being elected president. Along the way we see the dirty deals and backstabbing that go along with politics. There's a great cast, though Clooney's direction is a little uninspired. The disappointment is that there's nothing here that we haven't seen in political dramas time and time again, and as I said, I guess I expected just a little bit more.