State of Play

Jays Rating:
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Based on the BBC mini series of the same name, the suspense Thriller State of Play is the latest film about political corruption. When a research assistant dies, her boss who is a congressman played by Ben Affleck goes to an old friend played by Russell Crowe who is also a Washington D.C. reporter for help. With the help of fellow reporter played by Rachel McAdams the two newspaper journalists uncover insiders, assassins and a shady security company. This film has a compelling story, a well written script and great performances by Crowe and Affleck. Surprisingly Rachel McAdams holds her own with the two seasoned lead actors. This is a solid film with some great twists and turns and it delivers on every count. Even with all of the positives this isn’t a perfect film and with nothing really original I will probably forget the name of the film in 3 months. (Of course I forgot the name of my dog and what I had for breakfast 3 hours ago so I guess that isn’t saying much.) I’m giving this very interesting film a B rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.