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The East is still a compelling portrait of what gets lost (and found) when a cause becomes an obsession. Read full review
Eventually it’s go time, and if The East loses a little steam on the grounds of action mechanics (a skill these plots always require), it’s never dumb on the subject of covert allegiances. Read full review
This is a movie that proposes a genuine, intelligent solution, both for the main character and for us. It comes at you kinda quickly (and economically, in about three wordless shots), but it hit me like a bag of dumpster-dived apples to the gut. Read full review
Batmanglij balances emotional tension with practical danger nicely, a must in a story whose activist protagonists can make no distinction between the personal and the political. Read full review
As the cracklingly cool The East shows, they’re the real deal. It’s not easy to make a thriller where brains and guts are so clearly in cahoots.
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Marling has crafted a nicely taut, suspenseful cinematic journey into the world of corporate espionage. Read full review
Provocative, issue-oriented thrillers are in sadly short supply these days.
But The East fills the bill with its examination of the intense commitment and anarchic impulses of eco-terrorist organizations. It's a fascinating subject on which to anchor a spy thriller. Read full review
As slickly paced as a big-studio espionage movie, it nearly succeeds as a pure adrenaline-rush thriller. In the end, the problem isn't that there's too much plot, but rather a certain dramatic illogic. Read full review
This clever, involving spy drama builds to a terrific level of intrigue before losing some steam in its second half. Read full review
For all its empathy and equilibrium, The East has nowhere to go after the script backs itself into a corner. Read full review
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