Hmmm, i suspect this was more dramatic as a play than a movie. I felt Clooney played his weakest role ever.
For me, this was Gosling's last chance to show that he can act but again he was given a role where he was required only to stare blankly into space. This gives you the opportunity to read into his dark but intellectual mind. It's thinking "I'm getting a fortune for doing nothing, what a lark". The story started off OK but it started to lose credibility towards the end and that ending where, again, you are given the challenge to work out the incredibly intelligent reason for flicking the light switch just when it was getting better. I was half asleep so missed it, or not.
Political thriller about down-and-dirty dealings at campaign headquarters during the Democratic primary, directed by George Clooney. And what a cast! Ryan Gosling occupies the centre with the same kind of stoic performance he delivered in Drive (really Paul Giamatti and Philip Seymour Hoffman are lucky they never meet him in an elevator here). The screenplay contains enough twists and feels enough like reality (though that might be cynical) to make this a satisfying ride.
It was an OK movie that had just built up its story to a point where it had become really interesting ------- then it ended abruptly? In my opinion they could have added another 30-45 mins and made it into a really GREAT movie. Steve
Worth watching for the political skulduggery but near the end the credibilty gap widens
A was getting into it...then it ended. Not sure what to make of it.?
A good movie with good acting performances - just enhances my dour opinion of politicians!!!
George Clooney sure is talented. A very well made movie.
Slow and boring. We turned it off after less than 30mins. I'd rather watch the grass grow. Four of us were all of the same opinion.
Disappointing. Too many scenarios which are just not believable.