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February 01, 2012
Loved it, although not a big Clooney fan. Story line, acting, musical background were great. I thought it was one of the best pictures of the year.
January 24, 2012
Leave it to Hollywood to slip jabs at how bad Republicans while making a movie about Democrats acting badly. Otherwise, a pretty good movie. I don't get the \"Best Actor\" talk about Clooney. He was a supporting character at best. Gosling was the star and did a very recdible acting job. Worth renting, but, don't buy it.
January 21, 2012
I thought the movie was so true to life and could fit almost any candidate anymore but I don't see why George Clooney was the award for this. The real star of this movie was Ryan Glosing for sure. Clooney really wan't even in it all that muich.
November 18, 2011
November 14, 2011
The film truly has a liberal slant to it but the film is interesting and compelling in more ways than one. The performances are excellent and one comes away thinking this must be at least one the big reasons we elect so many flawed individuals to the highest office in the land.
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The Hollywood Reporter
Classy and professional throughout, the technical work gracefully holds all the threads together. Full Review
The New York Times
Somehow, the film is missing both adrenaline and gravity, notwithstanding some frantic early moments and a late swerve toward tragedy. It makes its points carefully and unimpeachably but does not bring much in the way of insight or risk. Full Review
The Ides of March is cynical when, with political figures and institutions at all-time lows in public opinion, cynicism is the last thing we need; worse, that cynicism isn't spiked with any new or incisive insight. Full Review
The New Yorker
Clooney and company could have used Sturges - or, even better, Clifford Odets - when it came to rewrites. With all the betrayals and gassy ambitions swirling around here, we badly need dialogue to ignite the film, instead of which even the most aggressive spirits keep firing the dampest of lines. Full Review
Some elements of the film are too melodramatic, but there's not a bad performance in it -- look at the cast and that's not surprising -- and Gosling is outstanding. Full Review