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In the Loop Reviews

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January 17, 2018
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.
January 19, 2010
It's strained, flat, laboured, repetitive, self-satisfied, largely unfunny, and has the drab and tacky look of a telemovie. Dr. Strangelove it ain't.
January 17, 2010
It's such a shame because here is a film with the potential of being really good if it was decently made.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 17, 2009
This - Iannucci's large-screen lampoon on the corridors of power and PR - is a rabbit version of The Thick of It. It scurries about for two hours with bared but biteless teeth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 29, 2009
While the cynical concept is amusing, the actors' accents are often so undecipherable that much of the dialogue emerges as unintelligible unless you're attuned to Brit-speak - and profanity reigns.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
July 24, 2009
In the Loop is a confusingly plotted satire -- plan on being out of the loop -- that starts off at such a frantic pace and at so high a pitch that it really doesn't have anywhere to go.
January 21, 2010
If you only watch a scene or two on the internet, it's hilarious. Watch it all and it's a little tiresome and unconvincing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 21, 2009
British humor that did not travel all that well across the Atlantic.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 20, 2009
By the end of the film, you just want to get away from these people.
July 22, 2009
Instead of inspiring geniuses, Iraq war backlash has only resulted in snarky self-righteousness that -- from Charlie Wilson's War and now British import In the Loop -- has demonstrated the low ebb of modern comedy.
August 11, 2009
A complete mystery. How in the world did this lame British comedy bamboozle so many critics? It amounts to "Yes, Minister" with four letter words. You would be better off watching paint dry.
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?
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
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
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
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
April 30, 2009
A venomous and incisive cinema exposť and it builds a relentless head of comic steam that never subsides.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 29, 2012
Satire hasn't felt this sharp since BrassEye.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 24, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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