Based on 514 votes and 183 reviews
i didn't like it. great cast. it didn't interest me. i didn't pay to see it in a theatre, thank goodness. i would not recommend it. it's not even my skepticism for politics that influenced my decision.
if you enjoy political dramas, you'll enjoy this. suspense and intrigue make this entertaining but a sad reflection of politicians.
compelling and entertaining story held together by great performances. the ending wasn't impressive.
originally was going to give this movie a rating of 2 but after reading some of the reviews i gave it a 3. true the acting was good but the movie was long, boring and ending worst!
enjoyable movie. seeing the great actors in this film play-off one another was awesome. it gets a bit dull near the end, but an entertaining movie nonetheless.
Good movie...loved the cast!
Best movie of 2011! A winner for Oscar's best motion picture in my heart!
Whatever you do, don`t go see this one, wait for it to come on tv. Just no point a bad movie and terrible ending.
loved ryan gosling from my home town
All men are scum.
just love ryan gosling !
Great story - well acted. See how Ryan would fare made it gripping - I truly enjoyed.
Decent movie, but not great. Great cast.
An academy performances,,for all.
Awesome movie - amazing performances by Ryan Gosling and George Clooney!!
loved the movie and the cast
Good movie, but the last 20 minutes somewhat undermined the smart script. Excellent cast.
Very intriguing, had me hooked for the whole movie.
just love ryan gossling! excellent acting . canadian guy! love him!
This one went for a thriller ending, but if it hadn't I think I'd have liked it more. Deadly cynical, but I guess that's the way it is in the game of politics.
Could have been better.
despite some great performances, the movie was a bit boring and flat..would have liked to seen more back-room politics, especially between Hoffman and Giamatti
the actors were great but the story had an obvious ending
Great acting and another view on Amaerican Politics
A good political thriller movie.
Interesting story, fun to see straight cool faced Gosling show some vulnerabilities. Shows the flaws of humanity within politics and the games folks play to get what they want behind doors.
This was a great time at the movies. A tight script, great acting, relevant plot, and just the right amount of tension and drama. There were a few cliches and typical holywood pacing, but you don't notice it while you are watching. Go see this movie. there should be more movies like this being made.
Most politicians are dirt bags.
Good movie with some great performances. Unfortunately, the ending was a let down.
I was really expecting something better given all the hype for this flick. The acting was good, I'll give it that but it was so slow and lacking in any major substance of real political undertow. Not worth the time, really, stay home or see something else.
Good movie....not great. The last 20 minutes or so ruin a smart and clever movie. Gosling is great, as if Hofman and Giammatti.
Kept my interest throughout; good movie!
Great flick worth the time to wonder
A cheap look at the two facedness of American politics.
I'm not interested in the inner working of American politics, but this film was very well written. There was also some nicely incorperated 'natural' humor thrown into the mix
Pretty interesting movie. Thought I would enjoy it more, but still kept me entertained. If you have the time, go see it, not one that I would make time to see though
Ryan Gosling...is a formidal opponant to George Cloony....I proves that great performances shine through a great story.
Never really liked politics, but thought this film was well written. I actually understood what was going on and can follow the plot. Really liked the movie, and of course, both George Clooney and Ryan Gosling.
Very well done!
Two great actors, made this movie very enjoyable.
Good movie if you like dirty politcs. I thought it was boring overall though.
Great movie. I left feeling frustrated, believing that (saddly) what happened in the movie could easily have been based on a true story.
Very well done. Great acting, good story, liked the twist.