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State and Main Reviews

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June 20, 2012
retains a lightheartedness that pokes fun at the film industry and gives some memorable performances
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 28, 2010
Intriguing characters, good movie for older teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 8, 2010
David Mamet, that president emeritus of hard-consonant profanity, often seems as comfortable with softer stuff as a man wearing wool in July. But this on-the-nose Hollywood satire played like Preston Sturges absolved of Production-Code limitations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 15, 2010
One giant testimony to unmet potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 2, 2009
David Mamet tones it down a second time in the relaxed State and Main.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2004
...a fine comedy that represents grown-up moviemaking at its very best.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 5/5
August 1, 2003
...quirky...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 16, 2003
Mamet's most easy going and fun-loving film to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 8, 2002
[State and Main] has been heralded as the second coming of Preston Sturges. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't recall any of that comedic master's films ever revolving around a statutory rape charge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 30, 2002
In the end, State and Main is little more than a pleasant diversion, but it is one that is accomplished with a degree of wit and grace and a healthy respect for its putative audience.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B+
June 28, 2002
...without a doubt one of the most well written scripts in the past few years.
June 10, 2002
Those who read the tabloids regularly will enjoy speculating about which real-life personalities Mamet may have provided the inspiration for these daffy characters.
February 28, 2002
The well-spoken scumbags are still there, but now they're funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 24, 2001
Like the good magician, Mamet plays some tricks on us which cause bristles of amazement.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 14, 2001
This is exactly the kind of intellectual in-joke movie that a few people will adore with all their hearts, and a zillion people will go, "ehhh."
Full Review| Original Score: 3
April 1, 2001
It's a treat to see a movie that rewards its viewers for paying attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 27, 2001
Funny, satirical, and touching
| Original Score: 4/4
February 7, 2001
...manages to be one of the most brilliant films of 2000: a satirical, edgy and sweet comedy in which every person, detail and camera shot is of complete significance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 7, 2001
Mamet loves the interplay of words, rife with sharp exchanges and ready witticisms
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 7, 2001
Devilishly wicked if occasionally slight, Mamet's third film in as many years, is, alas, one of his weakest (but still strong compared with the rest of the holiday film pack).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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