In the Loop

In the Loop

In the Loop

British political satire expanded from Armando Iannucci's critically-lauded BBC TV series The Thick of It. In the Loop features a great comic cast including a Steve Coogan cameo and Peter Capaldi, as the PM's lethally foul-mouthed Director of Comms.

Incompetent British minister Simon Foster (Tom Hollander), along with his entourage, is sent to Washington after making contradictory comments about possible war in the Middle East. With everyone looking out for number one, and the fate of the free world at stake (but apparently incidental), politicians and bureaucrats bumbles their way through Machiavellian political dealings and toward comic resolutions that are, er, "unforeseeable".

2009109 minsUK
Comedy

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In the Loop / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Intelligent political satire this expertly acted is nothing to sneeze at.

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Total Film

Total Film

In The Loop may have worked equally well on TV, but no rib is left untickled in a quickfire satire that depresses as much as it amuses. Gets our vote.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A sharply written, fast-talking, almost dementedly articulate satire on modern statecraft...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Alastair Campbell didn't like it - meaning you almost certainly will. Peter Bradshaw on the funniest, sharpest film of the year.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

In the Loop is no precious show dog. It's a snarling, frothing little beastie straining at its leash.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Painfully funny satire of British and American bureaucrats in the days leading up to the Iraq War.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Spinal Tap meets Strangelove. A satirical demolition of Whitehall and Washington: politically astute, hilarious and terrifyingly real.

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