In the Loop

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In the Loop
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 10, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Imports
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Audio:
    • English

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 227,014
[I]t's the hilarious tumble of words -- the sly cultural references, astonishingly creative invective, the veritable arias of profanity -- that gives the film an unexpected heft.
Wall Street Journal
Jul 24, 2009
Rating: 4/5 -- Satire hasn't felt this sharp since BrassEye. Full Review
TheShiznit.co.uk
Sep 29, 2012
3.5 stars out of 4 -- [T]his ink-black comedy of war and how to stop worrying and love the spin is devilishly clever....[Iannucci] keeps the dialogue coming fast and furiously funny.
Rolling Stone
Jul 16, 2009
Rating: 4/5 -- Shot in fly-on-the-wall style, In The Loop is as expertly and continuously funny as any comedy in years. Full Review
The Age (Australia)
Jan 22, 2010
James Gandolfini is aces as a red-meat U.S. general... -- Grade: A-
Entertainment Weekly
Jan 15, 2009
Rating: 3/5 -- If you only watch a scene or two on the internet, it's hilarious. Watch it all and it's a little tiresome and unconvincing. Full Review
Sydney Morning Herald
Jan 22, 2010
Finally, fa-HINE-ally, someone has made a proper comedy. Armando Iannucci, to be exact, with In the Loop, his annihilating satire of recent Anglo-American misadventures in the Middle East. Full Review
The eXile
Oct 26, 2018

Product Description:

IN THE LOOP is a fast-paced, lancet-witted ensemble comedy from first-time film director Armando Iannucci, based on his satirical BBC sitcom, THE THICK OF IT. The film tracks the lies, misunderstandings, good and bad intel, and PR blunders that escalate into a full-blown (fictional) crisis in the Middle East over the course of a few days, in a few conversations and meetings, in a few corridors of British and American power. Though played for laughs, the movie demonstrates how the most incidental factors (leaked papers, hastily spoken soundbites) and players (aides, interns, and low-level government officials) can influence the course of history.

The pitch-perfect cast does a great job with Iannucci's script, improvising just enough to maintain the pseudo-documentary feel of the TV show. Even when the action gets loose and rollicking, the tone is tightly controlled satire, and the humor emerges organically from the situations and relationships at hand. Peter Capaldi, reprising his TV role, is hilarious as a foulmouthed, perpetually het-up Director of Communications for the British Prime Minister. Mimi Kennedy gives a droll but heartfelt performance as an antiwar U.S. diplomat and shares some touching and funny scenes with a more subdued than usual James Gandolfini as a U.S. general with surprising views on war. And Tom Hollander quietly steals the show as the hapless British Secretary of State for International Development whose careless remark in an interview sets off the events that catapult him into deeper waters than he has ever been in.

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  • Sales Rank: 79,346
  • UPC: 065935830832
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