State of Play Reviews

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June 5, 2019
A fine example of what studio filmmaking should be.
May 16, 2019
A smart and intriguing thriller that features a quality cast and some nice dramatic moments.
December 8, 2018
The characters here are archetypes, to be sure, but they're all perfectly cast.
November 4, 2018
A very old-fashioned, principled, investigative journalism movie, full of red herrings, surprising twists and corrupt politicians. It will keep those who haven't seen the series on the edge of their seat.
August 29, 2018
State of Play is well put together and has some intelligence but it's just not very interesting or exciting or gripping for most of the time.
January 2, 2018
I know it sounds like I'm trashing this movie, but the story has real juice and complexity, the performances have muscle, and the political backdrop is ripped from the headlines. I wasn't bored for a second.
September 12, 2017
This film was well worth the wait.
October 7, 2015
Maybe there's even a point embedded somewhere in there, but it's anybody's guess what that would be.
November 17, 2011
April 4, 2011
It's all very "ripped from the headlines" and the characters are more types than people, but at least it doesn't talk down to you. Much.
August 3, 2010
Journalistic ethics and the scandalous nature of politics are featured in the taut conspiracy thriller, State of Play.
April 15, 2010
At last, State Of Play is an example of a Hollywood refresh that not only stand up to the source, but builds upon it.
August 31, 2009
Smart, complex dramas constructed and performed with precision like this are too rare an offering to pass up.
August 25, 2009
Quite a stew of 'relevance'
August 19, 2009
Just couldn't get enthusiastic about the twists and turns in this story of an investigative reporter on the trail of political bad guys. It just made me long for "All the President's Men."
August 11, 2009
Kevin Macdonald's State of Play has, in fact, everything you need to tell a great journalist's story, except a great story.
August 3, 2009
Well played sirs. Well played
August 1, 2009
Boasting a cracking cast and a deliciously clever script, State of Play is a polished political thriller not to be missed.
July 12, 2009
Un thriller rutinario e intrascendente, que pretende hablar de temas importantes como la corrupción, la ética periodística y los abusos del corporativismo pero se queda en la superficie.
May 31, 2009
tate of Play is a smoothly written, almost instantly forgettable procedural featuring people we have trouble caring about.
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