Miss Sloane (2016)

Miss Sloane (2016)

A fast and long thriller with an amazing central performance

7.4

Movie

Canada, France
English
Crime, Drama, Thriller
2016
JOHN MADDEN
Aaron Hale, Al Mukaddam, Alexandra Castillo
133 min

What it's about

An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.

The take

Jessica Chastain plays a driven Washington lobbyist called Elizabeth Sloane in this high-speed political thriller. After being pitched to work for the gun lobby, she decides to work for the opposition: an NGO trying to pass a background check bill. It's a long movie, and even if everything happens fast, it still lags. 

The events do wrap up by the end to explain the complex plot. Not to mention, Chastain's performance something to behold and is reason enough to watch. Her character's hidden motive and questionable methods make her an anti-hero, but Chastain always keeps a lure of hope that her character will redeem herself. That delicate balance might be the most thrilling aspect of Miss Sloan.

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