In the Loop

The fate of the world is on the line.
In the Loop
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 12, 2010
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: IFC Independent Film
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Trailer
    • Deleted scenes
    • TV Spot
    • Behind the scenes featuretee
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:

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Total Count: 175


User Ratings: 227,014
Rating: 4/5 -- Satire hasn't felt this sharp since BrassEye. Full Review
Sep 29, 2012
4 stars out of 5 -- In his uproariously funny motion picture debut, director Armando Iannucci takes both a pairing knife and a wrecking ball to the corridors of UK and US power....It builds a relentless head of comic steam that never subsides.
Box Office
Apr 30, 2009
It's a cavalcade of wit and verbal virtuosity, highlighted by some of the most inspired use of profanity this side of David Mamet...
A.V. Club
Jan 13, 2010
Not only is In the Loop one of the funniest things you'll see this year, but it's also one of the most intelligent pieces of British satire for some time. Full Review
Roll Credits
Oct 29, 2019
3.5 stars out of 5 -- The whole cast is stellar. And it proves that smart and funny can exist in the same movie...
Rolling Stone
Jul 9, 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
In direct contrast to the sober realism of Ken Loach's political films, say, it's a bluntly confrontational approach, but it does have the desired effect of exposing the ugly truths lurking behind the satire.
Film Comment
Jul 1, 2009

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: 76,916
  • UPC: 030306971391
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