• The Ides of March (2011)

The Ides of March

Release Date: October 7th, 2011

DVD Release Date: January 17th, 2012

R |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

As Ohio's Democratic primary nears, charming Gov. Mike Morris (George Clooney) seems a shoo-in for the nomination over his opponent, Sen. Pullman (Michael Mantell). Morris' idealistic press secretary, Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling), believes in his candidate's integrity and the democratic process. But Meyers' meeting with Pullman's campaign manager (Paul Giamatti) and a dalliance with a young intern (Evan Rachel Wood) set in motion events that threaten Morris' election chances.

Cast: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella

Director: George Clooney

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Appian Way, Smoke House

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Office, Rivalry, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    That's one of the puzzles of this piece. You'd think a film with talent to burn - would provide some electrifying encounters at the very least. No such luck. Words fly, some of them medium-witty, but lightning doesn't strike. show more

  • 80
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    The Ides of March doesn't cut as deeply or as sharply as Clooney might like, but at least he found the right actor to navigate its dark emotional twists and turns. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Classy and professional throughout, the technical work gracefully holds all the threads together. show more

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Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture