In the Loop Reviews

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October 24, 2018
You probably wouldn't want to spend three hours listening to Alan Partridge's drive-time radio broadcast, but this idiotic DJ delivers a solid 90 minutes of cinematic entertainment.
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.
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
January 21, 2010
Shot in fly-on-the-wall style, In The Loop is as expertly and continuously funny as any comedy in years.
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.
January 7, 2010
October 21, 2009
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.
August 21, 2009
Painfully funny satire of British and American bureaucrats in the days leading up to the Iraq War.
August 21, 2009
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.
August 21, 2009
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.
August 20, 2009
This enormously witty satire follows a British diplomatic staff as they fly to Washington to confer with their U.S. counterparts, who are secretly ginning up an invasion of the Middle East.
August 13, 2009
This is the funniest movie of the summer.
August 6, 2009
It's often obscenely funny, but it tickles more than it stings.
August 3, 2009
You feel like a fly on the wall inside of these meetings in the offices and you see how utterly ridiculous everybody is.
August 3, 2009
Every movie that clearly tells us how we marched toward the war, through bullying, intimidation, and making opponents seem crazy is worth seeing.
July 31, 2009
Filled with the sort of pent-up vitriolic humor that Brits specialize in, it's one of those films that keep you laughing even as you realize how awfully close to the truth it likely is.
July 30, 2009
A scabrously funny look at the cutthroat game of statecraft.
July 30, 2009
Political satire is a rare bird at the cinema, so fans of the genre should watch and savor Armando Iannucci's In the Loop -- a rapid-fire, profane celebration of the art (and artlessness) of spin.
July 24, 2009
The film plays as if flaming chunks of The Office crash-landed simultaneously onto the sets of Yes, Minister and The West Wing.
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