4.5. A) Jessica Chastain is legit one of the best actresses ever existed on planet earth. B) Jessica Chastain was snubbed at the Oscars, big time. C) Just a little more depth and I'd be giving this movie 5 stars. After all, Miss Sloane is my kind of movie. You know, the people just yell at each other at all times. D) I LOVE JESSICA CHASTAIN
I love the fantasy genre. I dream of a White House like 'West Wing'. The problem is that there will always be people who are motivated by fear. They are easily manipulated by moneyed interests. If children can be slaughtered and nothing changes, then it would literally take an act of God to change it. Ms. Chastain is a wonder.
There is something very beautiful and quite complex about the eponymous character (masterfully played by Chastain). It as if she fought the world by mimicating it, so mysterious yet so open at the same time and living by the art of lobbying, which is the new art of war. It is a fine line between sacrifice and martyrdom that she walks, so self-conscious yet overwhelmingly faithful to those she (secretly) trusts.
MISS SLOANE is an exciting, intriguing, and thrilling drama. Strengthened by Jessica Chastain's terrifying performance. Director John Madden succeed to make a solid, yet interesting movie about the dirty side of politics & corporations. Sloane is the only character that I felt much alive than any other characters in here. The twist was great. Although I felt the appearance seems too late. MISS SLOANE is entertaining!
Every character actor ever appears to belt out some dialogue in double-time and yet Chastain still manages to clearly steal the show. Madden tries to have his cake and diet too, having her play a super-competent, cynical character who is cool in her solo scenes and scary when shot with the ensemble. Would have preferred the version where she neither changed nor learnt a lesson.
Chastain is fantastic, but that should come as no surprise (she often is). John Madden is his usually competent self and handles complex, heavy handed material with great confidence. Perhaps because of these two major players' quality it's so disappointing to see such a compelling a story completely thrown out of the window with a preposterous and unnecessary third act twist.