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In the Loop Reviews

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Mark Asch
Stop Smiling
May 17, 2016
Some have found In the Loop shallow for detaching its fevered gamesmanship from actual reasoning or consequences -- but isn't it rather chilling, how easy it is for the loop to form in a vacuum?
Ali Gray
September 29, 2012
Satire hasn't felt this sharp since BrassEye.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
July 21, 2012
In the Loop has some of the most colorful language you'll find in any piece of cinema, rivaling movies like Kevin Smith's Clerks. And this is a hilarious thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 18, 2011
| Original Score: 3/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 4/5
Mike Edwards
What Culture
March 13, 2011
Avoid the latest Apatow/Rogen template trash and give this a go, I promise you will not be disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 29, 2010
There's only so much wittiness and quips we can watch before we get irritated at the fact that not much actually happens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Simon Miraudo
October 21, 2010
The War Room has been replaced by drably decorated offices, insane army generals have been replaced by eerily sensible ones, and the man with the most power is not the POTUS but instead a PR-man with a filthy mouth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Nick Rogers
September 24, 2010
Not since "Three Kings" has war satire felt as gloriously agitated and acerbic. Brimming with "The Office's" British-born briskness, Armando Ianucci's film doles out diabolical wit and depressing truths about corrosive careerism and boomeranging policies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Cris Kennedy
July 4, 2010
Peter Capaldi chews himself great big chunks of scenery in a role some might think over the top, but having worked with tyrants like this in the past, I thought was moderate to restrained.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
May 9, 2010
The more faith you have in government, the more uncomfortable In the Loop will make you
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
April 15, 2010
Accessible even for those not interested in politics, In The Loop is easily the funniest film of the year so far, and to boot, one of the most intelligent.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
April 2, 2010
If you enjoy back-hall political wrangling mixed with British humor, you'll have a heck of a time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Josh Larsen
March 16, 2010
Could the entrance into the Iraq War really have been as petty and misguided as this?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
February 24, 2010
Who can resist using the nastieth filth in the English language to run a country?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
January 31, 2010
In the Loop is political satire at its best, leaving you giggling at the one-liners yet feeling complete despair about the political process.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Giles Hardie
January 30, 2010
Prepare yourself for an hour and a half of political farce made only funnier by the fact that these ludicrous actions and explanations all feel so terrifyingly plausible.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
January 21, 2010
In the hands of British comic genius Armando Iannucci, the backroom chicanery of global politics mobilises a full-frontal assault on the funnybone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)
January 21, 2010
Shot in fly-on-the-wall style, In The Loop is as expertly and continuously funny as any comedy in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Rip It Up
January 21, 2010
It is funny, and scarily so -- if you can convince yourself that you're not, in fact, watching a documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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