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  1. Thomas Dods's rating of the film State of Play

    It was never going to match the complexity of the original TV series but given the talent involved in front of and behind the camera, the result is disappointing. McDonald aims for 70s war journalistic thrills but Afleck is miscast and nothing really holds together. Only Helen Mirren’s spiky editor brings anything memorable.

  2. J.J. 'Jake' Gittes's rating of the film State of Play

    Old school journalist meets new school political blogger in an old-fashioned conspiracy thriller in which both sort things out. A very entertaining movie, although the issues are not new (corruption, greed, betrayel, power play), but still interesting to see. However, in terms of conspiracy "All The President's Men" is the ultimate benchmark. In comparison to that it falls off. 3,5 stars.

  3. tommy cruise's rating of the film State of Play

  4. Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film State of Play

    One star for a story seen a hundred times before + one star for Helen MIRREN <3

  5. Àlex Frias Haro's rating of the film State of Play

    Con un atractivo reparto, una historia con potencial, buenas actuaciones, aunque una historia que ya hemos visto antes y sin el suficiente suspenso para que se quede clavada en nuestra memoria.

  6. Fer Sandoval's rating of the film State of Play

    Rachel McAdams was hot as fuck in this

  7. Ryuu Baron's rating of the film State of Play

  8. Jerome Magajes's rating of the film State of Play

  9. Conor's rating of the film State of Play

    Pretty good thriller - I'd give it a 3.5/5. Add to that pretty good adaptation. Great concept, cool twists, awesome score, some brilliant supporting roles. The thing is, I have just watched the British miniseries and I have to say that it is one of the greatest things I have ever seen on TV. Go out and watch it if you can - it is sublime.

  10. NICOLE86's rating of the film State of Play

    Go and watch the original BBC miniseries.

  11. MikeEverleth's rating of the film State of Play

    Redeemed by the second half as the set-up is pretty all over the place. Actually, maybe the whole thing is, but at least the tension ramped up after awhile.

  12. vordven's rating of the film State of Play

  13. Nutter Jr's rating of the film State of Play

    An engaging thriller with an interesting story lines with enough twists to keep the suspense on. A strong cast adds kudos to the film and a particularly powerful soundtrack that further enhanced to the tension build up. Only draw back is that the complex scenario needed to untangle too quickly near the end in order to keep the film within a viewable 2 hour duration timeframe.

  14. Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film State of Play

    Solid political thriller from director Kevin Macdonald clearly emulates the conspiracy thrillers of the 1970s. Smart and well-crafted with strong performances from a stellar cast (though Ben Affleck is miscast, and doesn't quite reach the same level as the rest of the cast). Will it go down in the pantheon of great movie thrillers? No, but it is solid entertainment.