100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
You may want to revisit this profanely hilarious Hollywood satire. . .just to catch the zingers the audience often drowns out with laughter. Hollywood corrupts absolutely, and Mamet turns the toxic process into the year's best and smartest comedy.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Gently hilarious comedy.
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88

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Hilarious sweet and sour David Mamet comedy.
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88

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
A snarling satire of Hollywood single-mindedness and its lack of any moral underpinning.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Delectably caustic comedy.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Good clean dirty fun.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
His (Mamet) direction is unobtrusive, unflashy, and always willing to allow the hilarious cast all the room it needs.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
As close as anything could be to a light Mamet comedy.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Mamet finds an angle just new enough to be fresh.
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58

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
For all its wit and sharp casting, State and Main is way too pleased with itself to be funny or endearing.
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75 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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