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Miss Sloane Reviews

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March 14, 2019
Masterful. Never saw the end coming...
February 18, 2019
Watched 15 minutes, then movie went left politically. No thanks.
½ February 9, 2019
Different, highly watchable and far more entertaining than I expected. Jessica Chastain plays her "larger than life" character with gusto and commitment and you cannot help rooting for her despite the moral indiscretions. Even though the plot is Marvel comic entertainment with the inevitable silliness of remote-controlled cockroaches, it kept me awake and engaged to the very end.
January 6, 2019
Chastain so adeptly embodies witty, driven, ruthless women´┐ 1/2"the same sort of character she plays so well in the better MOLLY'S GAME and the worse JURASSIC WORLD´┐ 1/2"that despite the life she brings to the role, the affair still feels utterly rote. Yet the movie's biggest failing, besides from being overly long and too formulaic, is the fantasy of it: The filmmakers hardly needed to dream up such a twisted tale to represent the sordidness of lobbying in DC, other than to give this tangle a happy ending´┐ 1/2"a lie even greater than those politicians tell.
December 30, 2018
Loved it. Unexpected Twists and turns galore. Great cast great acting great story line.
December 27, 2018
Just wow. The levels of deceit and corruption in the highest levels of US politics as shown by this movie were both shocking and eye opening. If even there is a shred of truth to this, it seems like government is in need of some series rearchitecting.
December 4, 2018
Awesome movie that kept me guessing until the end!
November 17, 2018
A piece that makes you want to see again, or maybe more.
½ November 5, 2018
Jessica Chastain delivers a powerhouse performance which gives relevance to a somewhat overly familiar plot line. Good support and well managed technical's round off a highly satisfactory piece of work.
November 4, 2018
Great script - fantastic plot twists
October 10, 2018
One of the best movies I've seen in the last 5 years!
½ September 17, 2018
Awesome movie. Have watched like 5 times
September 15, 2018
The reality of USA politics is strange and idiotic and if this film is realistic, boring as well. Fake. The gun lobby is always going to win in the USA. They passed the point of no return over a century ago.
½ September 5, 2018
Who doesn't love a story of a rebel who fights the good cause. But this film fails to not only tell a good story but it also fails to portray the complexity of the main character. From the start she is depicted as a whip-smart, pitbull stubborn, edgy lobbyist. In revealing little else throughout the film, the story dies with her two-dimensional characterization. The writer, Perera is clearly still mad at his mother, which, apparently is the person Miss Sloane is based on.
September 1, 2018
It's a great movie!! Her role it's strong and impressive. The movies show how it's driven the political legislation in the USA specially the ones that's regulate weapons !!!
August 8, 2018
Shakespeare in Love director John Madden's political drama-thriller Miss Sloane is a film likely to distract those with the political issues it presents, and given its tendency to fall too much into the debate rather than the higher target it argues against (lobbying), the success or failure of it will be hinged on the partisan perspective of the viewer. Starring Jessica Chastain in her coldest role to date, Miss Sloane follows Elizabeth Sloane, a manipulative, stone-faced Washington D.C. lobbyist. Working for a major lobbying firm, Sloane is all about the art of the win and purposefully uses anticipatory strategy to either advance or defeat political action on Capitol Hill. Presented with the opportunity to defeat a gun control bill with a universal background check prevision, Sloane decides against the opportunity and chooses to leave her firm to work for their opposition in support of the gun control bill.

The film weaves back and forth between Sloane's private emotional and professional ethical deficiencies, creating a complex though overly-shelled character reminiscent of the highly popular female anti-heroes such as Olivia Pope (from TV's Scandal) or Annalise Keating (from TV's How to Get Away with Murder) minus the soap opera-esque Harry Houdini evasions of legal culpability. However, the film leaves itself vulnerable to the partisan political bickering as it seems more invested in the gun control debate than it is the ethical quagmire that is lobbying and its gross influence over the broken American political system that have reduced elections to theater and issues to personalities. While it certainly plays up the mechanics of this reality, it does more with cynical, matter-of-fact quips and one-liners while it devotes the majority of its emotional content to the gun issues as personified by the character of Esme Manucharian (played convincingly by Gugu Mbatha-Raw). In a political climate of rampant leftist defeat and barely resonating sentiment for its core issues, Miss Sloane may read triumphant in its Hollywood fantasy but in reality, it comes off more as another opportunity to fall into a circular debate in which the left-wing position leaves with nothing but its anger.

With such a tilt toward the political issue instead of the political system, it diverts its attention from its core issue (much like the film's marketing campaign which likely poisoned its commercial prospects). Instead, the film feels more like the saccharine, left-wing pipe dream of 2000's The Contender meets the "fixer" drama of Michael Clayton. For a left-wing individual, it might prove a fruitful excursion in the era of "Trumpism" even with its obvious Usual Suspects, M. Night Shyamalan twist ending that seems like the kind of "Hail Mary" divine intervention the left desperately wants this Christmas (you know, to wake up realizing 2016 was all a dream). However, for those adverse to the political implications of the issues it explores, it will simply be a dud, which is unfortunate given the strength of many aspects of its screenplay and characters, and the importance of its main subject. Jessica Chastain's performance certainly cements itself to the cream of her acting crop alongside The Help, Zero Dark Thirty and A Most Violent Year, and is likely the onlu thing to transcend the partisan reaction and criticism of the film. If anything deserves that, it would be Chastain's performance.
½ July 29, 2018
Between a 6/10 and 7/10, this is a serviceable political drama carried by its strong cast performances and nearly undone by its attempt to do too much.
½ June 8, 2018
Wasnt sure about the movie at first but after i starts to get into it i started to like I and it kept my interest. It def has a bit of a twist that u dont see coming. If you looking for something different to watch check this movie out. Especially if you like political thrillers
April 30, 2018
Absorbing tale. Jessica Chastain's performance is very impressive.
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