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In the Loop

Not Rated In Theaters 07/24/2009 , 102min.
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66%
Viewer score based on 28 ratings
83%
Critic score based on 31 reviews

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July 27, 2011
watchdoge
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
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
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!
August 13, 2009
Celesti780
I loved this movie... but I can totally see why other people's ratings were so low. In the Loop is VERY audience-specific. If you are looking for a fantastic plot, this is NOT your kind of film. The movie is a sort of comedy of errors, and its humor comes from political and cultural references that are often obscure. (I laughed at several jokes that no one else in the audience got, and
August 05, 2009
Fleirio1
fleirio about the worse movie I'v seen in a long time. Bad enough that we walked out.I wanted my money back. Everything Martin 21 said I agree with.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Wall Street Journal
It's the hilarious tumble of words--the sly cultural references, astonishingly creative invective, the veritable arias of profanity--that gives the film an unexpected heft. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
A sharply written, fast-talking, almost dementedly articulate satire on modern statecraft. Full Review
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." Full Review
Dana Stevens
Slate
Britain's diplomatic corps may be as clueless and impotent as In the Loop suggests, but British comedians are fully capable of taking over the world. Full Review
Dennis Harvey
Variety
Intelligent political satire this expertly acted is nothing to sneeze at. Full Review

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