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Based on 26 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    You may want to revisit this profanely hilarious Hollywood satire. . .just to catch the zingers the audience often drowns out with laughter. Hollywood corrupts absolutely, and Mamet turns the toxic process into the year's best and smartest comedy. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Mamet finds an angle just new enough to be fresh. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    As close as anything could be to a light Mamet comedy. show more

  • 75
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    His (Mamet) direction is unobtrusive, unflashy, and always willing to allow the hilarious cast all the room it needs. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Gently hilarious comedy. show more

  • 58
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    For all its wit and sharp casting, State and Main is way too pleased with itself to be funny or endearing. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Hilarious sweet and sour David Mamet comedy. show more

  • 88
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    A snarling satire of Hollywood single-mindedness and its lack of any moral underpinning. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's Mamet in a lighthearted mood, playing with dialogue, repeating phrases just because he likes them, and supplying us with a closing line that achieves, I think, a kind of greatness. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Mamet's screenplay is full of savvy satire and the cast couldn't be better. show more

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