State of Play

Wednesday, December 07 th, 2016 at 00:12 am 
State of Play
State of Play

State of Play – Movie review

SYNOPSIS

A team of investigative reporters work alongside a police detective to try to solve the murder of a congressman’s mistress.

JOY’S REVIEW

“State of Play” is the newest conspiracy theory starring Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams and Ben Affleck. It’s artfully done, it’s well acted. Ben Affleck looks like a wimp and sneaks up on you in this one. Russell Crowe has put on some weight presumable for the part and has kind of a hippie-dippie hairdo. This is a really interesting kind of look at politics and politicians, that the new bad guys are us. They are our political leaders and what’s really going on here. It has all the elements of a thriller. It’s got several murders. It’s got some conspiracy and you’re not going to know until the very end what’s going on. Even then, you may not be completely certain. Four stars.
JOY METER