In the Loop

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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 93 Ratings

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  • Summary: With razor-sharp, truly laugh-out-loud dialogue the film pokes fun at the absurdity and ineptitude of our highest leaders. With everyone looking out for number one, and the fate of the free world at stake (but apparently incidental), the hilarious ensemble cast of characters bumbles its wayWith razor-sharp, truly laugh-out-loud dialogue the film pokes fun at the absurdity and ineptitude of our highest leaders. With everyone looking out for number one, and the fate of the free world at stake (but apparently incidental), the hilarious ensemble cast of characters bumbles its way through Machiavellian political dealings, across continents, and toward comic resolutions that are unforeseeable. (IFC Films)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. The language is brilliant, and the laugh lines come so quickly that you'd probably have to watch the movie twice to get them all.
  2. 91
    In The Loop floats above its chaotic world on wave after wave of beautifully profane dialogue.
  3. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    90
    Intelligent political satire this expertly acted is nothing to sneeze at.
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    88
    As a ranking cabinet minister in the brutally funny political satire In the Loop, actor Peter Capaldi unfurls dazzling verbal ribbons of the foulest language imaginable, thunderbolts of vulgarity that carry the force of precision carpet-bombing.
  5. One of the sharpest satires in years.
  6. In the Loop is no precious show dog. It's a snarling, frothing little beastie straining at its leash.
  7. 50
    By the end of the film, you just want to get away from these people.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 31
  2. Negative: 5 out of 31
  1. Aug 26, 2010
    10
    anyone who likes to indulge in the lighter side of politics will LOVE this movie. those giving bad reviews are simply too thick to understand!
  2. EdS
    Aug 18, 2009
    10
    Loved it, and laughed out loud throughout. "Brilliant," as the Brits would say, in the tradition stretching back to Hogarth and Gillray. And, Loved it, and laughed out loud throughout. "Brilliant," as the Brits would say, in the tradition stretching back to Hogarth and Gillray. And, like all great satire, it doesn't stray far from the truth! Only sour note was the miscasting of Gandolfini, but his bit with the talking calculator more than redeems this faux pas. Expand
  3. PaulD
    Feb 22, 2010
    9
    This is some of the best satire in ages. A terrific comedy for anyone who's into politics on either end of the pond. What a great script This is some of the best satire in ages. A terrific comedy for anyone who's into politics on either end of the pond. What a great script - there are so many classic lines in here! Expand
  4. DaveD
    Sep 20, 2009
    8
    The profanity almost made me walk out as well. And I'm glad I stayed. The plot developments in the second half made the movie The profanity almost made me walk out as well. And I'm glad I stayed. The plot developments in the second half made the movie worthwhile. I recommend it, especially for people interested in politics, the UN, and war mongering. Expand
  5. Dec 26, 2015
    8
    well written with excellent performances throughout, this is a must see movie. In particular, Peter Capaldi and Tom Hollander arewell written with excellent performances throughout, this is a must see movie. In particular, Peter Capaldi and Tom Hollander are stand-outs........... Expand
  6. ChrisS
    Feb 15, 2010
    6
    Peter Capaldi is always a pleasure to watch, but this felt a bit silly and over long. Not as good as The Thick Of It. All this speculation Peter Capaldi is always a pleasure to watch, but this felt a bit silly and over long. Not as good as The Thick Of It. All this speculation about the Iraq/Afghan war gets rather tiresome after a while. Sometimes I think we give the officials a little bit too much credit when it comes to global conspiracies (something TTOI usually highlights). The government has difficulty keeping minor leaks under control let alone something like this. Expand
  7. JohnC.
    Aug 22, 2009
    1
    If profanity is the only way to express humor then this movie has it; personally I like a movie with less profanity, more plot, and one that If profanity is the only way to express humor then this movie has it; personally I like a movie with less profanity, more plot, and one that doesn't leave you with the desire that the movie would end soon! Expand

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