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State and Main Reviews

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January 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 21, 2000
The execution of these amusing ideas falls flat with too much going on with too many characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 21, 2000
Has the appearance of a film that was a lot more fun to make than it is to sit through.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 21, 2000
Mamet's movie has its moments of wit and warmth, but here he's mostly behind, not ahead of, the curve.
December 22, 2000
A surprisingly unpolished piece of work that plays as though it were written for the stage and only slightly modified for the screen.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 12, 2000
Resembles the cinema-obsessed work regularly generated by naive film school graduates.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 21, 2000
A Hollywood satire as cynical and thickheaded as its supposed targets.
December 21, 2000
Has some very funny moments but doesn't hit the mark, largely because its notions of Hollywood seem either dated or false.
December 21, 2000
For all its wit and sharp casting, State and Main is way too pleased with itself to be funny or endearing.
December 22, 2000
Mamet gets about halfway to great screwball comedy before the picture runs out of steam.
December 22, 2000
Why is it only sort of amusing instead of side-splitting?
December 22, 2000
The usually sharp-penned playwright slums it, giving us a pedestrian culture-clash comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 12, 2001
State and Main is a mixed bag.
February 15, 2010
One giant testimony to unmet potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 26, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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+
December 22, 2000
It's Mamet in a lighthearted mood, playing with dialogue, repeating phrases just because he likes them, and supplying us with a closing line that achieves, I think, a kind of greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 18, 2000
It's highly watchable, and, at times, humorously compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 7, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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