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State of Play

State of Play
  • 2009
  • US
  • 118 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Kevin Macdonald
  • Written by: Matthew Michael Carnahan, Tony Gilroy, Peter Morgan, Billy Ray
  • Cast: Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren
  • Website: www.stateofplaymovie.net

Hollywood has got its hands on the acclaimed 2003 BBC TV series, moved the action to the US, and brought in a parliament of A-list stars. Mirren plays a newspaper editor struggling to maintain editorial principles, McAdams' cub reporter has built her reputation as an ace blogger and Crowe is an old-school truth-seeking journalist. An investigative journalism movie full of red herrings, surprising twists and corrupt politicians.

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State of Play

16 Apr 20094 stars

(12A) 118min Hollywood has got its hands on the acclaimed 2003 BBC TV series State of Play and done what Hollywood does, namely moved the action to the US, brought in a parliament of A-list stars to replace the British character actors and changed…

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