The Ides of March (2011)

The Very Best

8.4

Movie

United States of America
English
Drama
2011
GEORGE CLOONEY
Alvin Chea, Amy Keys, Carmen Carter
101 min

What it's about

Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where 'victory' is relative.

The take

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.

Comments

This film got me where it counts. George Clooney delivers as does the rest of the cast. Intriguing and excellent, this is a must-see!

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