State and Main

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26

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Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    At its best, State and Main is fast and sharp, but when a movie like this goes off the rails, it's more disappointing than when a bad movie does.
  2. 58
    For all its wit and sharp casting, State and Main is way too pleased with itself to be funny or endearing.
  3. 50
    State and Main is a Hollywood satire as cynical and thickheaded as its supposed targets.
  4. A surprisingly unpolished piece of work that plays as though it were written for the stage and only slightly modified for the screen.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 5 out of 14
  1. May 14, 2016
    8
    A tongue-in-cheek look at film production, State and Main often exemplifies the themes of its film within film a film while also being aA tongue-in-cheek look at film production, State and Main often exemplifies the themes of its film within film a film while also being a compelling look at smalltown America. Philip Seymour Hoffman steals the show in this ensemble cast repeatedly and whenever he is on the screen, the scene is guaranteed to be better. Rebecca Pidgeon, William H. Macy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alec Baldwin, David Paymer, Clark Gregg, and Julia Stiles, are all very good here as well and roundout this truly marvelous ensemble cast. Incredibly witty, subtle, and smart, State and Main is an interesting behind the scenes look at the making of a Hollywood film that manages to make you laugh, smile, and be thoroughly entertained throughout. As with all David Mamet films, there is a huge emphasis placed on this cast of characters and it often feels as if it was staged as a play, which I love. Overall, State and Main is right up my alley. Full Review »