Excerpt: The Ides of March plays like a real motive of director and star George Clooney's personal outing of the Obama administration with some snappy dialog on how America can get strong again by removing ourselves from area's that we need not be. But in reality this is a work of fiction or is it.
"It matters what you did. It matters what you didn't do."
21 January 2012
Excerpt: During the Ohio leg of a campaign to determine who will become the Democractic party's next presidential candidate, an adept but somewhat idealistic junior campaign manager loses his innocence - and faces tough choices - when he discovers that the men he works for are as unscrupulous and corruptible...
Excerpt: George Clooney's "The Ides of March" works best as an extension of its good script. The story however, is an entirely different matter. Part didactic, cynical and sneakily powerful; it’s like the funny guy in the room who has told one too many good jokes.
Excerpt: Wow! This movie was amazing! It really shows what goes on in politics! You have a whole cast full of wonderful actors that made this movie. I don't think you can come out of this film not liking it! A must own!!!
Summary: A fantastic little film from George Clooney. Ryan Gosling is fantastic as are the rest of the supporting cast. Entertainment One's Blu-ray sports a fine transfer and a nice array of extras. Well worth picking up!
Conclusion: George Clooney's latest starring/directing combo is another quality drama from an actor and director who knows what he wants to do with his films and knows how to make it entertaining at the same time.
Summary: Extact from theaterofthecommonman.com I'm a sucker for political melodrama and The Ides of March is exactly that. With what appears to be a broad examination of backroom electioneering, the film, whether intentional or not holds a mirror up to the on-going credibility issues faced by the US Congress...
Summary: This is a grown up flick about political power players in which Ryan Gosling outshines everyone as he struggles to find a balance between his morals and his need to succeed. Outstanding performance, as always, by Philip Seymour Hoffman as his mentor and nemesis.
Summary: After many months of flagging confidence in today's US film industry's ability to make a good movie, this one restored our perception. This is the story of a step on the path to the presidency of the United States.