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In The Loop (2009)


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4 out of 10 Loopy
Philip from Dublin, 23 Sep 2009
This film is fast, furious and sometimes very funny. Very much in the familiar BBC comedy style of lots of foul mouthed and baroque language flung at you at all angles. It is certainly the most accurate and pointed movie made yet about how Britain got stuck in the morass of Iraq (even though Iraq is never actually mentioned). Sometimes its a little too smart for its own good, and the shaky camerawork is a bit annoying (especially on blu-ray, where you get more detail than you really need).
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4.5 out of 10 In the gloop.
Forrest from Carlow, 15 Oct 2009
I like my political satire to be satirical of politics. I like to watch a comedy that makes me feel comedic, in a broader sense of the word. I like to feel thaty I am a part of this hilarious universe depicted on screen, and that somewhere, sometime, people like these people said something similar to this and nobody laughed, while the secretary and delivery boy in the background squealed "HOLY SHIT THIS IS SO FUNNY WHY IS NOBODY NOTICNG OMG FFFJSEJFLSJDFLKSDJFLKJSDF". In the loop rocks.
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4 out of 10 More Intelligent than funny
Anthony from Limerick, 26 Oct 2009
A quite intelligent comedy, a mix of West Wing and The Office on steroids, this is an almost perfect satire of a media build-up to war (inspired by the Iraq case). The first half is a bit too forceful, almost surreal in excessive jokes, but the second half gets it right. I can see some of the lines becoming popular, such as "sweating off my spinal fluid" and such. More intelligent than funny, this is a definite watch.
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1 out of 10 Politics and humour don't mix...
Sarah from Clare, 17 Sep 2009
I know this is getting rave reviews, but I thought it was pointless and not funny. The comedy seems to spin mainly from portraying all the Scots like they were Begbie from Trainspotting. Too stupid to be a clever political comedy I'm afraid. Disappointing.
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4 out of 10 Great Great Great
Seamus from Monaghan, 18 Oct 2009
If you're a fan of 'have i got news' or any satirical show you'll love this. The writing is clever, and the acting great. One warning though. You need to listen to this film so do not watch it while trying to read the paper.
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What's it about....
The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war is a good thing. The US General Miller (James Gandolfini) doesn‘t think so and neither does the British Secretary of State for International Development, Simon Foster (Tom Hollander). But, after Simon accidentally backs military action on TV, he suddenly has a lot of friends in Washington, DC. If Simon can get in with the right DC people, if his entourage of one (Chris Addison) can...

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