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State of Play

State of Play Movie Review

PG_13, 127 min, 2009

Russell Crowe (Cal McAffrey), Ben Affleck (Stephen Collins), Rachel McAdams (Della Frye), Helen Mirren (Cameron Lynne), Robin Wright (Anne Collins (as Robin Wright Penn)), Jason Bateman (Dominic Foy), Jeff Daniels (George Fergus), Michael Berresse (Robert Bingham), Harry Lennix (Detective Bell), Josh Mostel (Pete), Michael Weston (Hank), Barry Shabaka Henley (Gene Stavitz), Viola Davis (Dr. Judith Franklin), David Harbour (PointCorp Insider), Sarah Lord (Mandi). Directed by Kevin Macdonald and produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Andrew Hauptman. Screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Tony Gilroy and Billy Ray, based on a television series by Paul Abbott.

Kevin Macdonald’s State of Play is a riveting, absorbing, labyrinthine maze into which several characters are pulled, involving blackmail, murder, a sex scandal, infidelity, a shadowy government practice, and lots and lots of hidden motives.

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