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State of Play

16 Ratings: 3.5
A movie released April 17, 2009

State of Play is a 2009 American political thriller. It is a film adaptation of the critically acclaimed six-part British television serial State of Play, which first aired on BBC One in 2003. The film was directed by Kevin Macdonald from a screenplay … see full wiki

Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 17, 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
3 reviews about State of Play
review by . September 03, 2009
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   Based on the BBC mini-series, director Kevin McDonald’s “STATE OF PLAY” blends the two most reliable, favorite ingredients of an effective thriller; a political-conspiracy thriller mixed in with a journalism drama with a touch of a murder mystery mixed in. The film’s direction can be taut, clean and energetic that plays on the moralities of politics and the responsibility of credible reporting. Kevin McDonald maneuvers the film’s script in a meaty web of …
review by . May 04, 2009
Crowe and Affleck
As a former newspaper reporter, I knew my entertainment choices this weekend were between two journalist-centric movies -- "The Soloist" and "State of Play." I went with the latter, which seemed more action-packed, and was not disappointed.    The movie's themes are very timely, dealing with media, politics and corruption in D.C.  Russell Crowe plays Cal McAffrey, a seasoned, well-connected reporter at a paper that is struggling to modernize (i.e. make a profit and please …
review by . May 05, 2009
I very much enjoyed this movie.  Something about the inherent drama of the newsroom really set the stage.  The current day tie ins (insider politics, corporate conspiracies not to mention the death of print media) were bordering on heavy handed but still worked.  The acting was fine, the plot was great.  
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