Affairs of State

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Movie Info

In his quest for power, D.C. aide Michael Lawson will do anything to take part in Senator Baines's White House campaign, including blackmailing Baines's shady advisor (Adrian Grenier, TV's "Entourage") and sleeping with the candidate's wife (Mimi Rogers). But when he gets involved with the senator's alluring daughter, Lawson learns his dangerous game could have a deadly payoff. Also starring Thora Birch (Patriot Games), this pulse-pounding thriller is a perfect match for today's turbulent political climate.

Cast

David Corenswet
as Michael Lawson
Adrian Grenier
as Rob Reynolds
Thora Birch
as Callie Roland
Mimi Rogers
as Judith Baines
David James Elliott
as John Boland Baines
Grace Victoria Cox
as Darcy Baines

Critic Reviews for Affairs of State

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (2)

  • In an era when so many indies are either genre exercises or quirky dramedies, a well-acted, ripped-from-the-headlines melodrama is a novelty.

    June 14, 2018 | Full Review…
  • If the movie were self-aware enough to understand its true nature as glorious direct-to-video junk, it would look a whole lot less pretty, but its lurid cheap thrills would be more thrilling and lurid.

    August 14, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A gripping, provocative and refreshingly unpredictable political thriller.

    June 15, 2018 | Rating: 8.474858 | Full Review…
  • Director Eric Bross's Affairs of State is a political thriller that plays like an adaptation of a trashy romance novel.

    June 14, 2018 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Affairs of State

  • Apr 03, 2020
    Affairs of State is a provocative political thriller that's not quite sure where it's going. When an ambitious political aid attempts to sleep his way to the top his affair with a candidate's wife threatens to destroy lives and careers. Unfortunately the film seems to be more concerned with the main character's sexcapades than the political maneuvering and conniving of the campaign. And the political landscape is a little hard to follow, as it tries to avoid labels yet makes allusions to current issues. Also, the cast is rather lackluster (despite featuring Thora Birch and Mimi Rogers). Kind of a mess, Affairs of State is a disappointing film that doesn't quite work.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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