State of Play

State of Play

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Average of 1261 ratings: 3.5 Stars

2009 M Contains violence and offensive language.

Director Kevin Macdonald moves from documentaries and the Idi Amin drama THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND to this fictional thriller that feels all too real at times. Based on the BBC miniseries of the same name, STATE OF PLAY stars Russell Crowe as Cal McCaffrey, an old-school-style journalist working for the Washington Globe. He begins to investigate the death of a young woman who was the research assistant and mistress of his friend Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck), an ambitious congressman whose career is likely ruined when his affair is revealed. Joined by young political blogger Della Frye (Rachel McAdams), Cal races against time and deadlines to solve the murder, which may be only a small part of a much larger crime.

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122 minutes

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2.35:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
Arabic, Czech, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish. English for the hearing impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1

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1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 2.35:1
English for the hearing impaired, German, Italian, C.Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, Trad Mandarin
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; Italian, German, Castilian Spanish DTS Surround 5.1

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4 by chesmar

Great movie, fast moving and good acting, don't like Russell Crow much but I enjoyed him in this, well worth a look, I would watch it again in a few weeks.

3 by Sophia-Colin

Nothing new: Privatisation of anything bad, journalists good, government bad, military anything bad, weren't the sixties cool... stick it to the man... cue old hippie sountrack... etc etc you get... Read more

4 by zerostudy

Thoroughly enjoyable movie. Characters well portrayed, great story, tense, gripping and lots of surprises.

2.5 by englishrose

While this film had a very talented cast of great actors I found it hard to get into the story

4 by Krons

Russell Crowe is able to portray yet another character - a Journalist - wanting a story but this Journalist has been at it a long time.... has many connections and built trust. When up front and personal... Read more

5 by laloniu

Russell Crowe leads in this surprisingly accurate story with a focus on current events. An enjoyable thriller.

3.5 by jillsim

A great movie Russell Crowe living up to expectations in this well portrayed character. have seen before , no less enjoyable the second time around

4.5 by Watcher

Excellent ode to the dying art of newspaper publishing and great investigative journalists who uncover corruption at the highest level of Congress in the US, gritty, spotlight on the friendship of 2... Read more

3 by flosue

A good thriller of high jinks in American politics. Top casting which just does not make a high star rating due to the plot staggering in the middle.

4 by dvdblob

good movie interesting storey line ,makes a movie more interesting when actors play something different