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Wag the Dog

Rated R for language.

R In Theaters 01/2/1998 , 97min.
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Variety
Glib cynicism isn't a tremendously appealing quality, but in Wag the Dog it at least has the benefit of comic precision and polished handling. Full Review
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
Wag the Dog is such a crisply delivered political satire, so packed full of wickedly amusing details and expertly modulated performances and with its heart so obviously in the right place that I really, truly wish I could tell you it was also a good movie. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
A blithely unfunny, low-budget comedy from director Barry Levinson. Full Review
Elvis Mitchell
The New York Times
Wag the Dog, the poison-tipped political satire that's as scarily plausible as it is swift, hilarious and impossible to resist. Full Review
Godfrey Cheshire
Variety
Glib cynicism isn't a tremendously appealing quality, but in Wag the Dog it at least has the benefit of comic precision and polished handling. Full Review

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