Movies in Review: "The Ides of March"

This is the film all movie critics were giving high marks for this weekend. And from the trailer there was no doubt in my mind that it had to be good…and you know what….it was. But honestly how can you go wrong with a cast like the one in this film. I think it would be damn near impossible to mess this up. So my view on the film is that the cast made it what it was, and it damn sure was a pretty interesting film to see.

This movie will definitely have you shaking your head at politics, and political positions as a whole. It’s all a manipulating game, and the one screwing the intern will always lose…smh. This is George Clooney’s 3rd directorial début, and he can’t count this one as a winner. Although I didn’t really like everything about this movie. I thought Clooney was weak as a politician, and I did not believe him as a Democratic Presidential Candidate. He was nowhere near as convincing as Matt Damon in the “Adjustment Bureau”. But with powerhouse actors such as Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Ryan Gosling, you will hardly even notice Clooney’s weak political portrayal. His campaign was quite entertaining. If you have seen this movie, were there not alot of things similar to President Obama’s presidential campaign, from the posters, even to some of the words in his speeches…funny.

I loved the story line written between Gosling, Hoffman, and Paul Giamatti’s characters. But the story that caused the turn of events was just ho-hum, and I thought it could have been written a little better. But again, with the acting power on set, you won’t even notice. Glad to see Tomei still getting great roles and pulling them off :). And props to Jeffrey Wright, this man always shows up. So my view is yes, you should see this…A+!


About tajgreenemoviesinreview

I am creative by nature, and analytical by design. My escape from the riff raff of everyday life is a great movie. I do not title myself as a movie critic. I am a part of the viewing audience simple and plain. I started this blog to give a real life review of films, as an avid movie goer. Movies are expensive, and not always worth the money. I hope my reviews help you in your descision.
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2 Responses to Movies in Review: "The Ides of March"

  1. dtmmr says:

    This is entertaining even if suspense barely builds and pay-off revelations come with little surprise. Clooney, as a director, is also able to draw-out amazing performances from this whole ensemble cast. Great review. Check out mine when you get the chance.

  2. I think Clooney didn't have much to draw out really, his cast had an amazing cast. Agree that suspense barely builds, but its there if just a little. Thank you for stopping by. Will definitely check your review out.

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