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½ November 5, 2016
Cynical, entertaining piffle, but so crammed with movie star royalty (not just Gosling and Clooney, but the latelamented Philip Seymour Hoffman and Paul Giamatti play significant roles) that it would be hard for it not to be entertaining. I wish Giamatti and Hoffman had squared off at some point, but they didn't.
½ September 12, 2016
The acting, writing, and directing are all top notch here in this political drama. I was expecting a little more, it's a very good film that could've been great.
½ September 11, 2016
Half-baked and too cynical.
½ August 28, 2016
How many terrific performances in The Ides of March!
An extremely intriguing and well directed movie, definetely one of my favourite Political thrillers.
Good job George!
½ August 23, 2016
Is this a more authentic version of House of Cards, or is its cynicism just more naïve? The corruption of politics is fascinatingly told in this always great but especially poignant film. It's an argument against seeing any one individual as completely broken or evil, and instead blaming the corrupt system itself. The performances are super strong and the dialogue is endlessly clever in this not-fictional-enough black spot on American idealism (beautiful silhouette on a giant American flag).
August 16, 2016
Um espetáculo! Ryan Gosling está excelente neste drama-suspense político dirigido por Geroge Cloooney (sempre melhor atrás das câmeras). TUDO PELO PODER é envolvente e conta com uma narrativa muito bem amarrada, entre as melhores de 2011.
August 9, 2016
Great movie, well delivered, well acted, great cast.
July 22, 2016
Ryan Gosling and George Clooney shine in this political drama, with a great script and interesting characters.
July 19, 2016
A really solid political thriller.
July 16, 2016
Good drama. Little hard to believe at times.
½ June 19, 2016
Smart and well-acted.
May 22, 2016
Despite Clooney's blatant and repeated attempts to insert his own political agenda, the movie is entertaining
May 16, 2016
Although the acting and the script was interesting, the entire feel of the movie was either rushed or had too many important themes running simultaneously. Several key plot points were not properly emphasized leading to a "meh" response at the climax of the movie.
May 11, 2016
This was interesting and kept me interested until the end.
½ May 1, 2016
George Clooney tries his hand at directing in this fantastic political drama. The Ides of March is a sophisticated, smart, pulse-pounding film that leaves you breathless as the credits roll. The subtlety of the film is a great example of less is most definitely more. A marvelous cast, with a marvelous script makes for one marvelous film.
April 24, 2016
A tough, cynical and cerebral picture. Gosling is brilliant, and Clooney's direction is swift. Still, the script does leave a bit to be desired.
April 11, 2016
An excellent, taut political thriller, starring two acting heavyweights in Ryan Gosling and George Clooney. This movie is all about politic power and the stuff that goes on behind the scenes. All corruption, all scandals taking place and we see it first hand.
Clooney is running for office, Gosling is his main campaign manager, an up and coming talent who is confident in what he is doing
When he gets caught up communicating with the rival side, it leads down a dangerous path that is so fun to watch unravel on screen.

It's one of those movies that goes by so fast due to the effectiveness of the storytelling, and the believability of the actors to due what they are paid the big bucks to do.

Loved Clooney and Gosling here, they just kicked so much tail.
A good look at political corruption, and the dangers that can happen behind the scenes.
Seymour-Hoffman is also fantastic here. An A List cast.
April 10, 2016
If you are not into politics and government, this might not quite be for you, but I really thought it was a great movie. Ryan Gosling was exceptional, and I'd recommend this movie to anyone that likes a good story.
½ March 26, 2016
Great performances, however the film moves slowly. Ultimately, revealing the unsavory character of those in the political process doesn't feel like a reveal in this day and age.
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