State of Play

Posted: June 3, 2009 in Uncategorized

Russell Crowe proves once again that he’s the man in this tight, expertly crafted journo thriller from Kevin McDonald (Touching the Void, The Last King of Scotland). Referencing in no small way All the President’s Men, this Washington-set remake of a British television series has very strong performances from (besides Rusty) Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren, Ben Affleck, Robin Wright Penn and a truly surprising and insidious turn from Jason Bateman. A very strong script delivers honest, old-fashioned, very gripping adult entertainment. ****1/2

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