Aroview: Ryan Gosling plays an idealistic campaign worker forced to play dirty in a battle between opposing sides in a Democratic primary campaign in this astute political drama thats title references the juicy back-stabbing antics of 'Julius Caesar'.
Bearing the reputable credentials of George Clooney as director (GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK) and actor (MICHAEL CLAYTON), and those of the eminent Philip Seymour Hoffman and Paul Giamatti in combating supporting roles, this competes with the best of the genre while offering sober reflection on the Obama-era chapter in politics. Based on the stageplay by Beau Willimon.
Average rating (Good Enough). Showing 1-3 of 4 member reviews.
3 stars (Good Enough) Classy-slick, with entertaining performances and some smart Sorkinesque dialogue, but lacking the edge and urgency of the classic political thrillers it emulates. If not memorable, at least enjoyable: nice try, Guv.~fairbrother
3 stars (Good Enough) Film centred on back-room operations during election campaign. Glossy production by large and talented cast. Sure footed and literary script. Egos collide, ethical and moral standards crumble and the centre cannot hold. A parable for our times. ~Anon