In the Loop Reviews

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Mark Demetrius
FILMINK (Australia)
January 19, 2010
It's strained, flat, laboured, repetitive, self-satisfied, largely unfunny, and has the drab and tacky look of a telemovie. Dr. Strangelove it ain't.
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
January 17, 2010
It's such a shame because here is a film with the potential of being really good if it was decently made.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
April 17, 2009
This - Iannucci's large-screen lampoon on the corridors of power and PR - is a rabbit version of The Thick of It. It scurries about for two hours with bared but biteless teeth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
July 29, 2009
While the cynical concept is amusing, the actors' accents are often so undecipherable that much of the dialogue emerges as unintelligible unless you're attuned to Brit-speak - and profanity reigns.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal
July 24, 2009
In the Loop is a confusingly plotted satire -- plan on being out of the loop -- that starts off at such a frantic pace and at so high a pitch that it really doesn't have anywhere to go.
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
January 21, 2010
If you only watch a scene or two on the internet, it's hilarious. Watch it all and it's a little tiresome and unconvincing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
July 21, 2009
British humor that did not travel all that well across the Atlantic.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
July 20, 2009
By the end of the film, you just want to get away from these people.
Armond White
New York Press
July 22, 2009
Instead of inspiring geniuses, Iraq war backlash has only resulted in snarky self-righteousness that -- from Charlie Wilson's War and now British import In the Loop -- has demonstrated the low ebb of modern comedy.
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
August 11, 2009
A complete mystery. How in the world did this lame British comedy bamboozle so many critics? It amounts to "Yes, Minister" with four letter words. You would be better off watching paint dry.
Mike Edwards
What Culture
March 13, 2011
Avoid the latest Apatow/Rogen template trash and give this a go, I promise you will not be disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 29, 2010
There's only so much wittiness and quips we can watch before we get irritated at the fact that not much actually happens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2010
The War Room has been replaced by drably decorated offices, insane army generals have been replaced by eerily sensible ones, and the man with the most power is not the POTUS but instead a PR-man with a filthy mouth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
January 31, 2010
In the Loop is political satire at its best, leaving you giggling at the one-liners yet feeling complete despair about the political process.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
April 15, 2010
Accessible even for those not interested in politics, In The Loop is easily the funniest film of the year so far, and to boot, one of the most intelligent.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
April 30, 2009
A venomous and incisive cinema exposť and it builds a relentless head of comic steam that never subsides.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 29, 2012
Satire hasn't felt this sharp since BrassEye.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
July 24, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
July 24, 2009
The film plays as if flaming chunks of The Office crash-landed simultaneously onto the sets of Yes, Minister and The West Wing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Gavin Bond
Sunday Times (Australia)
January 17, 2010
Viewers looking for an intelligent, hilarious and bitingly relevant look at the way governments work won't be disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marc Fennell
Triple J
February 25, 2010
The plot isn't the most important part of this flick. It's about the characters and watching them screw up in the most stunning ways... It's the comedy of failure.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
July 23, 2009
If you can get past its relentless quality, In the Loop is a blisteringly funny skewering of the venal side of politics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
March 25, 2009
Trailer and preview
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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