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State and Main Reviews

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February 6, 2001
Hollywood corrupts absolutely, and Mamet turns the toxic process into the year's best and smartest comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 12, 2001
Something admittedly slimy, but quite satisfying.
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January 12, 2001
A light, bright way to momentarily escape the fast lane.
January 12, 2001
Mamet's numerous barbs directed at Hollywood and the whole film industry are, for the most part, well-placed, and his dialogue is as snappy as ever.
January 12, 2001
State and Main might be the perfect David Mamet movie for people who don't like David Mamet movies. The nice thing about it, though, is that it won't disappoint the rest of us.
January 12, 2001
A great film about making bad movies.
January 12, 2001
Though Mamet is definitely the real star of the film, his actors rise to the challenge of his genius.
January 12, 2001
State and Main is a mixed bag.
January 12, 2001
A pleasant enough entertainment -- packed with star power -- that hasn't the teeth to achieve true satire.
January 12, 2001
An amusing trifle.
January 12, 2001
State and Main is so entertaining and, yes, fun.
January 12, 2001
A surfeit of farce and fast-talking makes up for a lack of plot.
January 12, 2001
As much fun to listen to as it is to watch.
January 12, 2001
Mamet has an unrivaled ear for dialogue.
January 12, 2001
Reasonably funny.
January 12, 2001
Cynics, people say, know the price of everything and the value of nothing. But boy, can they be funny.
January 12, 2001
State and Main offers much whimsical pleasure, even if it's too loosely constructed to be deemed an unbridled comic masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 12, 2001
A pleasingly literate construct of sight gags and wordplay.
January 11, 2001
Classic screwball fare.
January 11, 2001
Has the hermetic, vacuum packed atmosphere of all the films that David Mamet has directed, yet cleverness, heightened to a pitch of acid tongued amorality, is both its flavor and its meaning.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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