In the Loop (Blu-ray)

The fate of the world is on the line.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

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

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 227,014
Violently verbose and startlingly impolite, with shovelfuls of obscenities, IN THE LOOP is the most savage, biting political satire on the big screen in years.
Los Angeles Times
Jul 24, 2009
[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
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
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
Rating: 4/5 -- In the Loop has some of the most colorful language you'll find in any piece of cinema, rivaling movies like Kevin Smith's Clerks. And this is a hilarious thing. Full Review
7M Pictures
Jul 21, 2012
Some have found In the Loop shallow for detaching its fevered gamesmanship from actual reasoning or consequences -- but isn't it rather chilling, how easy it is for the loop to form in a vacuum? Full Review
Stop Smiling
May 17, 2016
Rating: 4.5/5 -- It's fantastic stuff, so over-the-top, so scabrous, so bitterly brilliant that you have to assume that, on some level, it rings true. Full Review
Arizona Republic
Oct 21, 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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  • UPC: 030306184098
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