The Ides of March


Viewed – 22 November 2012 Online rental

When a movie has a good cast, it can make it one to see regardless of subject matter.  However a good time isn’t guaranteed as I realised watching Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy.  Thankfully this isn’t the case here.  George Clooney plays a politician in running for President and with one more state to win over it is up to his campaign team to make him look good.  However when a potential scandal emerges, it’s up to his best team member (Ryan Gosling) to make it go away.

Co-starring such talents as Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti and Marisa Tomei … this is gritty and stylish, peppered with sharp dialogue and cool, classy direction from George Clooney who plays a perfectly believable clean-cut Politician sporting plenty of arrogance.  Gosling, as with the earlier Drive is again great, naive but also ruthless in his goals.  I also totally love Seymour Hoffman in anything, and he doesn’t disappoint here.

A big plot development towards the end left me a little confused, but that is all I can really say against this, as for a movie about a subject I know very little about – this proved surprisingly absorbing and comes highly recommended.

Verdict: 4 /5

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