State of Play
Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's contender for the upcoming presidential race. Until his research assistant/mistress is brutally murdered and buried secrets come tumbling out.
- Category:Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
- Stars:Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Russell Crowe,
- Country:USA, UK, France
- Director:Kevin Macdonald, Kevin Macdonald,
Congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck) is a rising star in Washington; handsome, unflappable and seemingly honorable, he's seen as his party's next presidential nominee. But when his congressional aide is killed, his old college friend, a Washington D.C. journalist, starts investigating the case, and it's involving him. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
State of Play torrent reviews
(mx) wrote: The film is very predictable. Ms. Alonzo's superb acting saves the movie.
(nl) wrote: They should make more films like "Syndromes And A Century": Plotless without one single overarching theme, beautiful to look at, a little quirky and open to various interpretations. Split in two halves, the first part takes place in an old-fashioned hospital surrounded by a jungle, the 2nd part is in a modern high-tech sterile hospital facility with some scenes from the first part added into part 2 only from a different camera angles, with a couple Buddhist + reincarnation overtones thrown in too. I can't think of another film I've seen that's similar, maybe Tarkovsky's "Mirror" but even that's a stretch. It's the only film I've seen from him, but Weerasethakul's rep as "a unique voice in Cinema" is starting to ring true.
(es) wrote: it is a beauitful movie with a meaning about people; everone has a good and bad side to them dont only look at one... the ending has upset me though not a good one. BUT overall the MOVIE is AMAZING!!!
(jp) wrote: One of the Great things about Stewart Gordon films is you go in expecting a B-grade Movie and you always come back with more satisfied than you expected to be. Borrowing form the tales of HP Lovecraft, this is one of the few films that FEELS the way Lovecraft READS. and brings the world to life. Awesome attention to detail and atmosphere, as usual above expectations for a b-grade horror film, though if falls victim to some cheap special effects, the cheap CGI is wisely used only when needed unlike, most horror films. The moments of character driven cheesiness still comes off to me as the spice you naturally find in Stewart Gordon films, and in the end leaves you with a hunting, but satisfied feeling.
(kr) wrote: fun old school horror original fun storytelling taking the 'Tales from the Crypt' style John Carpenter's great at the coroner narrator even Mark Hamill's role as a demented eye donee is worth seeing it's creepy, bloody and all practical sure it could have been better but for a TV flick it's great to pass the time
(mx) wrote: Every character is not only an individual but someone indicative of a larger societal force. Despite there being many forces opposing the main characters, Gabrielle Maples and Alan Squier, I found myself at least partially in sympathy with almost all of the other characters. Amidst the desolation of the old ways lie the seeds of a new vitality. As great as any film I have ever seen.
(ca) wrote: Based on the novel of the same name by J.R.R. Tolkien. My favourite of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
(br) wrote: Incredibly stupid and usually boring. Full review later.
(fr) wrote: Very long winded movie. However an interesting story.
(mx) wrote: An incredibly strong film that is both beautiful to look at and heart-warming all at once. There is a pervasive sense of dread in the first act that leads into really interesting, subtextual character interactions in act 2, eventually leading to a beautiful conclusion. The protagonist's self-destructive behavior can be difficult at times and the run-time could be cut significantly with some narrative drift in Act 2, but if you're willing to stick with this film, you will be rewarded.