In the Loop Synopsis
Opportunistic British and American bureaucrats jockey for position as the U.S. prepares for war.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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This Movie is Perfection

By chesleya
I honestly am shocked and appalled at the sheer number of negative reviews for this brilliant, gut-wrenchingly funny, tight political comedy....

Smart and Tight Political Commentary on our Times

By Powerhugs
I loved this movie...All of those who hated it just didn't get it I suppose.You really had to listen to the dialogue in this film and every other line was another witticism...Sure its an anti-war...

In the Loop

By RexStout
I walked out of a matinee after spending (wasting) $8.00 plus another $12.00 for refreshments which I didn't even finish. First of all, I had no idea what the movie was about going in. Second of...

In the Loop..out of the loop without subtitles

By tasgalmovies
Very entertaining, though at times plodding. Not much of a plot, premis got lost. Subtitles would help only because some english slang needs explaining. Funny but vulgar, which was a big part...

“IN THE LOOP” -- From “Useful Hypocrisy” to “‘BUGSY MALONE’ with Real Guns” = Rating: 8 of 10 stars.

By jimchudnow
This clever satire has a bunch of witty comments (including ones above), funny characters & situations and zestful acting. Simon (TOM HOLLANDER) is the British Sec of State for Int’l Development &...

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By spamtrap
Cacophony of verbosity and pomposity....

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By kaykayaa
hilarious hilarious lemon hilarious GO!...

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By magikoflife
british washington hilarious vulgar excellent...

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By SamDelhi
Genius Laugh Out Loud Funny...

you doze, you lose!

By moseceltic
Leave it to the Brits to render the absurdity of political decision-making with such tasty dialogue. ***** up your ears, or you'll miss out. No lazy American-paced interchanges. Attention must be...

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Rated NR