In the Loop2009
In the Loop (2009)
Critic Consensus: In the Loop is an uncommonly funny political satire that blends Dr. Strangelove with Spinal Tap for the Iraq war era.
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as Simon Foster
as Malcolm Tucker
as General Miller
as Judy Molloy
as Liza Weld
as Linton Barwick
as Paul Michaelson
as Karen Clark
as Civil Servant
as Malcolm's Secretary
as Michael Rodgers
as Bob Adriano
as Annabelle Hsin
as Mrs. McDiarmid
as Mrs. Michaelson
as Jamie MacDonald
as Sir Jonathan Tutt
as New Minister
as New Advisor
as Airport Security Official
as White House Tourist
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Critic Reviews for In the Loop
This alleged satire, which received four-star treatment from other critics, left me with a ho-hum and sorry feeling that I had wasted an evening seeing it.
It's fantastic stuff, so over-the-top, so scabrous, so bitterly brilliant that you have to assume that, on some level, it rings true.
Painfully funny satire of British and American bureaucrats in the days leading up to the Iraq War.
The film, while often very funny, is so relentlessly savage it could destroy whatever shred of respect you may still retain for politicians and that flogged horse called democracy.
The brainchild of British director Armando Iannucci, it takes on the politicians at their own dirty game, daring to fictionally embellish the tawdry facts, to out-spin the spin doctors.
Audience Reviews for In the Loop
Peter Capaldi makes this film Just as he did in the series! It's very British and I love it! Funny, entertaining and enjoyable!
A hilarious political satire with a witty dialogue and a deliciously British sense of humor that I imagine is not for everyone - and Peter Capaldi is priceless and steals the show every time he appears, swearing insanely and shouting the f-word to everyone.
With a great cast of both Brits and Americans, and a stalwart approach to satirical humor, director Armando Ianucci delivers a great politically motivated comedy. Delving into the oft-mined political sphere, as of late, "In the Loop" follows the bungling of an interview by Simon Forster (Holland) and the subsequent worldwide chatter between the US and UK. It also speaks on the subterfuge of being a political animal, and the hand holding that goes into bills, policy, and wartime paranoia. Everyone in this is so hilarious, and over-the-top in the best of ways. Peter Capaldi steals the entire show as Malcolm Tucker, a lewd, cussing, inflammatory politician who strives to keep his career while double crossing everyone in the process. His longwinded rants on the state of politics, and his own role in its demise are both funny and sadly close to reality. James Gandolfini, Anna Chlumsky, Steve Coogan, and Mimi Kennedy also give outstanding performances as players in an intrigue filled game, whether they know it or not.
In the Loop Quotes
|Simon Foster:||It'll be easy peasy lemon squeezy.|
|Toby:||No it won't! It'll be difficult difficult lemon difficult!|
|Malcolm Tucker:||I'm here, I'm there, I'm fucking everywhere. I'm the egg man.|
|Simon Foster:||Have you come to insult me in a different time zone?|
|Toby:||We called some builders. They didn't turn up when they said they would.|
|Jamie MacDonald:||What did you expect? They're builders! Have you ever seen a film where the hero is a builder? No, no, because they never fucking turn up in the nick of time. Bat-builder? Spider-builder? Huh? That's why you never see a superhero with a hod!|
|Jamie MacDonald:||All right, that's enough with the fucking Oxbridge pleasantries.|
|Toby:||What's Oxbridge about saying hello?|
|Jamie MacDonald:||Shut it, Love Actually! You want me to hole-punch your face?|