The East Poster

Release Date: May 31st, 2013

DVD Release Date: September 17th, 2013

PG-13|1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary
Sarah (Brit Marling), an undercover agent at a private intelligence firm, is hired to infiltrate the East, an ecoterrorism cell targeting companies that pollute the environment. Though one (Ellen Page) of the group's hardcore members is suspicious of her, Sarah manages to win over Benji (Alexander Skarsgård), the East's leader. However -- even as Sarah tries to maintain her cover -- she gains more sympathy for the group's cause while, increasingly, becoming drawn to Benji.

Cast: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell, Shiloh Fernandez, Julia Ormond, Patricia Clarkson, Billy Slaughter

Director: Zal Batmanglij

Genres: Thriller, Drama, Adventure

Production Co: Scott Free Productions

Distributors: Fox Searchlight

Trailers & Clips

view all

Ratings & Reviews

view all
  • The East makes for a passable thriller, as 1 percenters get theirs in satisfying, if incrementally implausible ways. show more

  • This is a movie that proposes a genuine, intelligent solution, both for the main character and for us. It comes at you kinda quickly (and economically, in about three wordless shots), but it hit me like a bag of dumpster-dived apples to the gut. show more

  • Batmanglij balances emotional tension with practical danger nicely, a must in a story whose activist protagonists can make no distinction between the personal and the political. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Featured News

view all
'The East' Premiere: Ellen Page, Alexander Skarsgard Celebrate in L.A. (PHOTOS)
'The East' Premiere: Ellen Page, Alexander Skarsgard Celebrate in L.A. (PHOTOS)
Ellen Page on 'The East,' Modern Tragedies, and What She Loves Most About Her Job
Ellen Page on 'The East,' Modern Tragedies, and What She Loves Most About Her Job
'The East' Exclusive Clip: Brit Marling Is an Ex FBI Agent With a New Mission (VIDEO)
'The East' Exclusive Clip: Brit Marling Is an Ex FBI Agent With a New Mission (VIDEO)

We've created a new, improved account experience

Why register?
  • Log in and never lose your favorite theaters
  • Access your favorite theaters from any device
  • Registration is easy for new & existing Aol.com users
register nowCurrent Aol.com users, sign in & migrate now