State of Play Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 4824

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 94

Theatrical Release Date: 04/17/2009

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 09/01/2009

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Drama

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Kevin Macdonald

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

Plot: 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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Rating of
2.5/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/11/2010

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.

Rating of
2.5/4

Ichabod Crane - wrote on 10/30/2009

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.

Rating of
2.5/4

phantom - wrote on 05/26/2009

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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"State Of Play" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 02/16/2012

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 …

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