100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The language is brilliant, and the laugh lines come so quickly that you'd probably have to watch the movie twice to get them all.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The chattering smarty-pants who ran the U.S. government on "The West Wing" are slow talkers compared with the motormouthed and hilariously imperfect power elite in the brainy British comedy In the Loop.
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90

NPR

By Bob Mondello
The performances are explosively funny, from Hollander's increasingly bewildered and way-out-of-his-depth Simon to Chris Addison's hapless PR fledgling. But the star is Peter Capaldi.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
As a ranking cabinet minister in the brutally funny political satire In the Loop, actor Peter Capaldi unfurls dazzling verbal ribbons of the foulest language imaginable, thunderbolts of vulgarity that carry the force of precision carpet-bombing.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Laugh you will, loud and often. In the Loop deserves to be a sleeper hit. The whole cast is stellar. And it proves that smart and funny can exist in the same movie, even in summer.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
One of the sharpest satires in years.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Painfully funny satire of British and American bureaucrats in the days leading up to the Iraq War.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A scabrously funny look at the cutthroat game of statecraft.
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70

Wall Street Journal

It’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.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Drawing upon "Wag the Dog," "Dr. Strangelove" and "This Is Spinal Tap," this sardonic tale is adapted from the critically acclaimed BBC series "The Thick of It."
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83 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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