Reviews

  • 6d ago

    Complete nonsense but just about watchable. The writing was pure fiction, with objectively false claims about how easy it is to buy guns in the US, comical representations of politicians, the political process, and dodgy tactics, and some ridiculous, over the top dialogue. The plot was also generic and predictable, the messages about gun control and corrupt politicians were biased and have been heard many times before, and the pacing could have been better thanks to repetitive events and speeches. The main character was unlikeable, idiotic, and probably would've died from sleep deprivation the way she kept taking those pills. Most side characters received effectively no development, and some were annoying. Jessica Chastain's performance was effective, but the rest of the acting was average. Finally, the cinematography, visual effects, editing, sets/props/costumes, and soundtrack were fine but didn't stand out.

    Complete nonsense but just about watchable. The writing was pure fiction, with objectively false claims about how easy it is to buy guns in the US, comical representations of politicians, the political process, and dodgy tactics, and some ridiculous, over the top dialogue. The plot was also generic and predictable, the messages about gun control and corrupt politicians were biased and have been heard many times before, and the pacing could have been better thanks to repetitive events and speeches. The main character was unlikeable, idiotic, and probably would've died from sleep deprivation the way she kept taking those pills. Most side characters received effectively no development, and some were annoying. Jessica Chastain's performance was effective, but the rest of the acting was average. Finally, the cinematography, visual effects, editing, sets/props/costumes, and soundtrack were fine but didn't stand out.

  • Jul 20, 2021

    Meh. I really enjoy political thrillers, but this one was about as thrilling as watching a dish of vanilla ice cream melt. You know exactly what's going to happen long before it does; it's going to get softer and softer, then wind up in a pool of white goop. The whole plot and every performance was by the numbers, including Ms. Chastain's. I think she's an incredible talent, but in this film she turns in a Nicolas Cage-at-tax-time-worthy performance. It's like watching a 2 hour long showcase audition for the West Wing- shhhh! Don't tell the overeager cast! It's been cancelled for years! There were nuggets of decent performances here and there- the rock-solid Mark Strong, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw were consistent throughout, but come on, even Sam Waterston? Reduced to a cartoon-shouty-boss? Blech.

    Meh. I really enjoy political thrillers, but this one was about as thrilling as watching a dish of vanilla ice cream melt. You know exactly what's going to happen long before it does; it's going to get softer and softer, then wind up in a pool of white goop. The whole plot and every performance was by the numbers, including Ms. Chastain's. I think she's an incredible talent, but in this film she turns in a Nicolas Cage-at-tax-time-worthy performance. It's like watching a 2 hour long showcase audition for the West Wing- shhhh! Don't tell the overeager cast! It's been cancelled for years! There were nuggets of decent performances here and there- the rock-solid Mark Strong, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw were consistent throughout, but come on, even Sam Waterston? Reduced to a cartoon-shouty-boss? Blech.

  • Jun 01, 2021

    I think this movie would do better in theaters now; after all the political polarization in the 5 years since it was made. Some good movies flop at the theaters due to them being too radical at the time. The ending would seem more logical these days to a greater number of people

    I think this movie would do better in theaters now; after all the political polarization in the 5 years since it was made. Some good movies flop at the theaters due to them being too radical at the time. The ending would seem more logical these days to a greater number of people

  • May 18, 2021

    I am usually a very critical person when it comes to films but for this one I actually had to make a rotten tomatoes account! Regards Mr Macek

    I am usually a very critical person when it comes to films but for this one I actually had to make a rotten tomatoes account! Regards Mr Macek

  • May 17, 2021

    jessica chastain delivers an incredible performance that makes the wild ride of a story line all the more riveting. you do not want to miss this thrilling film!

    jessica chastain delivers an incredible performance that makes the wild ride of a story line all the more riveting. you do not want to miss this thrilling film!

  • May 01, 2021

    The movie starts out with blatant lies about the ease of legally buying a gun and goes down from there.

    The movie starts out with blatant lies about the ease of legally buying a gun and goes down from there.

  • Apr 27, 2021

    I wanted to slap her in the face. Along with the rest of this glib 30-something group of wannabes.

    I wanted to slap her in the face. Along with the rest of this glib 30-something group of wannabes.

  • Apr 24, 2021

    Although a timely topical argument slipping through a struggling firm grasp due to lacking a solid base in establishing diegetic stances, it intellectually delivers through Jessica Chastain's sharp performance steering an enigmatic direction of lingeringly questioned worth. (B+)

    Although a timely topical argument slipping through a struggling firm grasp due to lacking a solid base in establishing diegetic stances, it intellectually delivers through Jessica Chastain's sharp performance steering an enigmatic direction of lingeringly questioned worth. (B+)

  • Apr 23, 2021

    Watchable political drama

    Watchable political drama

  • Mar 24, 2021

    Jessica Chastain delivers one of the strongest performances of her career. A severally underrated film that delivers drama, thrill and suspense. An absolute must watch.

    Jessica Chastain delivers one of the strongest performances of her career. A severally underrated film that delivers drama, thrill and suspense. An absolute must watch.