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The East Reviews

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½ May 3, 2018
Uma mulher trabalha para uma empresa que minimiza o dano das empresas e pra isso se infiltra em terroristas para descobrir seus ataques e alvos, para comunicar as empresas... a moça se apaixona e acaba se envolvendo com os terroristas... mas o filme é um pouco fraco....
November 10, 2017
Good premise but they didn't really go anywhere with it.
June 11, 2017
Very unique film. The cast is pretty good, but the film is a little unexplained. It was disappointing that they reverted to the "rich kids rebel" activism. Its like white savior syndrome without the racial divides. And it was odd how the activists resembled a cult more than anything. The East is a really interesting movie with a huge flaw of having inconsistent motivations that don't always follow logic.
May 10, 2017
Entertaining but not dumb thriller. Probably not as ethically radical as it thinks it is, but refreshing in being female-led and making both sides problematic.
March 13, 2017
I took a wrong turn on Netflix and watched this winner of a film. The characters are as vapid as the direction. By the end of the movie I was cheering for the greedy corporations.
December 30, 2016
It's good movie to watch
½ December 9, 2016
The East (Zal Batmanglij): An engrossing espionage thriller about a band of eco-terrorists targeting major corporations that are harming the environment. A film of conflicting ideals and principles. An intriguing look at capitalism vs. environmentalism.
½ November 2, 2016
Well-acted and timely.
October 19, 2016
Exciting memorable prescient
September 14, 2016
Although it has an interesting plot and solid acting, The East follows predictable ways through its ending.
½ July 22, 2016
When we are in search for something much more real in life, then what we already have, are fulfilled with all what we amount too? When we search for those responsible for creating such a havoc in our lives, interrupting what is real and causing such disaster, we need to put a stop to. When we are in search for more then those whom are hidden and unseen and unreal to the world, to find we are the same like them. When what we never intended to search for we find in an unreal place filled with those whom welcome us and live differently and enriched in other ways we never could imagine. When we are foreign to such places now that we search for our real place where we fit in. When our duty and job is to search and expose others for the world to wer, and show the true reality of what is happening we are conflicted which side we are on. When When our search is to protect our clients, but our clients are hurting our people, we know whom is really on the wrong side. When we searched for ourselves what our true real self wants in life, and search for people similar to us to get them on the right side.
June 25, 2016
Intense, exciting and thought provoking
½ May 14, 2016
I absolutely love the cast and the plot keeps you interested
April 21, 2016
Infiltrating an Eco-terrorism gang targeting CEOs of big corporations seemed a bit too easy, just like joining a party next door.
April 21, 2016
Bars raised, expectations soared and I have been eagerly waiting to see what Brit Marling as a writer was going to do next after watching her superlative 'Another Earth' and 'The Sound of my Voice'. While the previous works grabbed my attention wanting for more, this one came off as a mechanized script intended to feed off people similar to me who got hooked to their earlier formula of an intriguing premise, hum of a background score and an impossible finish.

'The East' an anarchist group claims responsibility for recent attacks on major corporations for various reasons as releasing untested drugs or contaminating lakes with chemicals. An elite private intelligence agency sends in a covert operative Sarah (Brit Marling) to infiltrate the group and find out their next move. Sarah succumbs into connecting to the group's ideologies helped by their charismatic leader Benji (Alexander Skarsgård) and an emotional Izzy (Ellen Page).

Brit Marling seems to be stuck with a layer of acting and writing which was very innovative and different when it started but beginning to feel suffocated with its repetition. The premise is not as innovative as their predecessors maybe I was over expecting and the entire execution felt disconnected. While acting is good in parts, but overall feel is pretentious. The background score has become redundant. The most compelling part of Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij was how they end, this was a complete let down.

By trying to beat the formula too often the writers got stuck with a new formula
March 25, 2016
The movie started out intense, interesting, and thought provoking, but overtime it showed that the writers simply had an idea - one they probably thought was startling, and eye opening - that wasn't good enough to escape the basic plot line of many other movies like it. The movie becomes stagnant by its midpoint, and moves along completely predictable all the way to the end. The writers had good intentions, but they didn't appear to know enough about the subject aside from what they've already seen on TV or read on conspiracy sites.
February 17, 2016
this movie was kind of great; very well done. gives you perspective.
½ February 16, 2016
The east has an interesting story and good concept. Decent performances. I wish the movie wasn't so talky and focused more on their actions. Some pacing issues as well.
½ February 11, 2016
Good premise, but the scriptwriters evidently got bored and couldn't be bothered to give it a decent ending. Shame really.
½ January 19, 2016
I admittedly had low expectations for this movie. However, I actually quite liked it. A gripping, interesting storyline. Ending was properly my least favourite part.
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