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A morally complex story about gun control lobbying and legislation in Washington, D.C.; Jessica Chastain leads a strong cast, in agreeable scenery-chewing form, a character as compromised as everyone else around her.
Despite the complexities, however, there is much that is Sorkinesque in the plot beats, the dialogue and tendency towards grandstanding; a grandstanding that is understandable in the realm of gun control given how ineffective subtlety seems to be. Unfortunately the film suffers from a final few minutes that strain credulity, but overall the film is both stimulating and entertaining.
It's mainly Jessia Chastain's outstanding performance that carries this well-made, tense political thriller with a much too implausible twist ending.
Jessica Chastain gives a powerful performance!
Absolutely loved it. Politics, power, money, ethics (or lack of it) and great acting.
This is an excellent movie. The prosecution final scene and the the one at the TV set are simply brilliant.
Miss Sloane is about a successful political lobbyist who is always a couple of steps ahead of her opposition and will do whatever it takes to win no matter who gets in her way. She is approached by a gun manufacturing rep to come up with a campaign to win over female voters in regards to opposing a proposed bill that would expand background checks on gun purchases. However, those that hoped to hire her now find themselves in direct opposition to her as she does everything in her power to get the senators voting on the bill to side with her team.
I quite enjoyed this, Jessica Chastain was very good as the ice cold Elizabeth Sloane, willing to sacrifice anything and anyone to win the fight of her career. The film is mostly based on a war or words but the script is well written so it keeps your interest despite the lack of action. The supporting cast are all good too but it's the lead actress that makes this film and holds it up as one to remember.
A long film full of technical jargon and situations revolving around lobbying -- a subject that isn't particularly interesting, as much as they did their best to make it so – ‘Miss Sloane' is only made watchable thanks to Jessica Chastain's fabulous central performance of a character that is just a bit too dislikeable and cold, no matter how smart she may be.
I loved this movie. Great plot and great acting.
The falsehoods rained down in torrents. A truly horrid gun control propaganda piece, well-acted but a pathetic attack on the 2nd Amendment.
Wait let's see if it checks all the boxes?
1. Hero is a strong woman, minority, gay, trnasgender (insert victim class here)
2. Villains are white men.
3. Villains are middle age or older.
4. Victims are sad, minorities, to include children if possible.
5. Heroine is smarter, flawed and more committed to honorable cause.
6. Sensitive, heart wrench beefcake really understands heroine, like no other.
An AR 15 isn't an assault rifle. It just looks ooh-so-scary to Hollywood leftist writers.
This could have been a decent movie if Hollywood didn't have to preach and lecture us deplorables every day.
Miss Sloane was a good movie- very stylish. The surprise ending wasn't really that much of a surprise, but it still worked ok. Miss Sloane reminded me of Micheal Clayton. Shark lobbyists and "bag-man" corporate lawyers made interesting. Both were fantasies, but still a lot of fun. The only drawback was the 2 hour run time. Yes, it did drag on at places in the film.