Miss Sloane Reviews

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May 12, 2017
Elizabeth Sloane's a real piece of work - and so is this film.
May 12, 2017
The film's unwillingness to engage in any meaningful sense with the issues it purports to raise feels like an opportunity squandered.
May 11, 2017
[A] slickly accomplished thriller about the lobbying industry in Washington.
December 22, 2016
Elizabeth Sloane is a character so archetypal, so prescriptive, that you imagine she wasn't born in normal human fashion but rather created in a lab from leftover vials of testosterone and male tears.
December 9, 2016
Following a pair of sojourns to the adorable Marigold Hotel, John Madden (Shakespeare in Love) takes a giant step forward with this perfectly timed tale of how to draw and quarter a lobbyist.
December 9, 2016
Miss Sloane is a powerfully conceived thriller with something dead at its centre: there is no reason a female protagonist must be good or well-behaved, but she must at least be interesting.
December 9, 2016
We don't need to like her, but Chastain makes us understand and even sympathize with her, ruthless and cunning though she may be. It's remarkable work.
December 8, 2016
As a dramatic thriller, it does what it needs to do to keep the audience involved and interested, even if some of its most theatrical tricks and twists are more the products of a writer's invention than actual Washington D.C. activities.
December 8, 2016
The movie shares with other mainstream political dramas an easy notion of Washington as a hopeless cesspool of sellouts, paybacks, and heinous personal betrayals.
December 8, 2016
While "Miss Sloane" is by no means even a minor classic of the genre, it's fantastic, wall-to-wall entertainment, brimming with movie-movie lines.
December 8, 2016
The reason to see Miss Sloane is Jessica Chastain, an actor apparently constitutionally incapable of giving a bad performance.
December 8, 2016
Chastain's performance is brilliant... Had the movie around her lived up to that, she might very well be walking off with a gold statue in a couple of months.
December 8, 2016
This is Chastain's movie, as the title implies. She's never less than riveting ...
December 8, 2016
Chastain's showstopping performance elevates "Miss Sloane" above typical genre fare, though it lands a one-two punch in managing to be both salacious and smart.
December 8, 2016
Chastain puts on the persona like it's a superhero costume. It is an awkward fit. Madden's stagy direction doesn't help ... nor does first-time writer Jonathan Perera's pseudo-Sorkinesque, exposition-laden, quippy dialogue.
December 8, 2016
With the help of deft editing and a sometimes frantic electronic score, director John Madden ("Shakespeare in Love") turns this story of backroom machinations into a moderately entertaining thriller.
December 8, 2016
If you've been wondering how Washington really works, this film is required viewing.
December 8, 2016
Chastain gets to play pushy, angry, smart, hurt, almost sympathetic and more. This role is a real showcase for her formidable talents.
December 8, 2016
Chastain, whose brittle Elizabeth never seems to exhale, let alone relax, reveals almost nothing of her character's heart - and yet keeps us fascinated by her.
December 8, 2016
A rather cartoonish and not particularly credible political thriller from director John Madden, it doesn't live up to the ferocious promise of its lead character.
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