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The Ides of March 2011

8.4

A slow-burning US political drama, The Ides of March is a character-driven film with great performances from Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman and George Clooney (who is also the director and in part the writer) among many others. Taking place during the last days of the primaries, Stephen Meyers (Gosling) is an aspiring campaign staffer who uncovers a dirty truth about his candidate (Clooney). When Meyers confronts his boss (Hoffman), moral issues arise that collide with the political profession but which are not only limited to it. A smart film, The Ides of March is less of a political thriller and more of a really well made drama that delivers.

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Details

  • Genre

    Drama
  • Starring

    George Clooney, Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Directed by

    George Clooney
  • Written by

    George Clooney, Grant Heslov
  • Runtime

    101 minutes