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State and Main Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
June 20, 2012
retains a lightheartedness that pokes fun at the film industry and gives some memorable performances
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Intriguing characters, good movie for older teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
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
Tony Macklin
Las Vegas CityLife
February 2, 2009
David Mamet tones it down a second time in the relaxed State and Main.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 1, 2004
...a fine comedy that represents grown-up moviemaking at its very best.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
April 16, 2003
Mamet's most easy going and fun-loving film to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ron Wells
Film Threat
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

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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 Review| Original Score: B+
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Venable
June 28, 2002
...without a doubt one of the most well written scripts in the past few years.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
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.
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Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
The well-spoken scumbags are still there, but now they're funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Eddie Cockrell
June 6, 2008
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Alexander Walker
London Evening Standard
December 15, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
December 15, 2003
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 19, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001

Irish Times
September 7, 2001
Boris Trbic
Senses of Cinema
June 25, 2001

April 16, 2001
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
February 7, 2001

News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
February 7, 2001
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
February 7, 2001
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
February 7, 2001
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Ebert & Roeper
February 7, 2001
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