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1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
During an interview, British Cabinet Minister Simon Foster (Tom Hollander) delivers an off-the-cuff remark that war in the Middle East is "unforeseeable." Profane political spin doctor Malcolm Tucker (Peter Capaldi) tries to cover up Foster's faux pas, but the ill-conceived comment is picked up by a warmongering American official. Foster is invited to Washington, D.C., where a war of words brews as politicians maneuver, manipulate and deceive each other before a U.N. vote on military action.

Cast: Peter Capaldi , Tom Hollander , Gina McKee , James Gandolfini , Chris Addison , Anna Chlumsky , Paul Higgins , Mimi Kennedy

Director: Armando Iannucci

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: IFC Films

In the Loop (2009)

Release Date: July 24th, 2009|1 hr. 46 min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Laugh you will, loud and often. In the Loop deserves to be a sleeper hit. The whole cast is stellar. And it proves that smart and funny can exist in the same movie, even in summer. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The language is brilliant, and the laugh lines come so quickly that you'd probably have to watch the movie twice to get them all. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Drawing upon "Wag the Dog," "Dr. Strangelove" and "This Is Spinal Tap," this sardonic tale is adapted from the critically acclaimed BBC series "The Thick of It." show more

  • July 27, 2011 watchdoge
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    I espeically liked the scenes taking place at the United Nations. There ia a perception that diplomats act differently within the walls of the Organization but \"In the Loop \" shows how quickly they shed that aura of statesmanshp and return to thei\\r true nature of petty politics and boorish behavior.

  • April 22, 2010 drarthurwells
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    A funny look at how wars are decided on by armies of bureaucrats in different countries who are wasting huge amounts of taxpayer dollars (like many bureaucrats do).

  • September 16, 2009 valkay6
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    Putting everything else aside, I deplore movies shot in "Cinema Verite" (hand held/shaky camera technique). Unless you bring a bottle of Excedrin and sea sickness pills with you, STAY AWAY! The other aspects of this film are as equally pathetic. Next time, add a Steadicam to your budget!

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