In the Loop

DVD - 2010
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
In the Loop
"The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war is a good thing. The US General Miller doesn't think so and neither does the British Secretary of State for International Development, Simon Foster. But, after Simon accidentally backs military action on TV, he suddenly has a lot of friends in Washington, DC. If Simon can get in with the right DC people, if his entourage of one can sleep with the right intern, and if they can both stop the Prime Minister's chief spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker rigging the vote at the UN, they can halt the war."--Producers.


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Dec 16, 2014
  • FrankJ21 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

It seems to have the potential of an interesting if implausible tale,
But within three minutes I was presented with half a dozen vulgarities which added nothing to the story.
Such vulgarity is not what I hear on the streets in my neighourhood. It is heard in the skid row section of Vancouver.
In less that 3 minutes I gave it the deep 6 and moved on.

Mar 22, 2014
  • bears1985 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Very busy. lots going on how something said can be twisted. Not overly funny but I think worth a watch. after I watched it makes you think how scary it is.

Mar 20, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

You don't want to watch this political satire if you are offended by profanity. On the other hand, the non-stop rotor foul dialogues were both creative and funny as delivered by a motley bunch of British and American politicians involved in lobbying the UN to support a war based on hearsay existence of WMD.

Feb 27, 2014
  • LibraryUser53 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

British farcical political satire. A British sub-cabinet secretary, when asked by the media about the possibility of British and American involvement in a Middle East war says "War? War is unforeseeable." He's scolded for saying this by the department's cuss-word-centric chief of staff. Apparently this statement was too passive; instead he should have said something more threatening, something like is heard from politicians all the time, something like "All options are on the table, etc, etc." Anyway, the movie starts with some promise, but becomes tiring after this same basic premise and associated scatological language is repeatedly served up. It's just not very funny. Not recommended.

Feb 17, 2014


Dec 27, 2013

Hilarious political satire featuring a cabinet minister who just doesn't know when to shut up. This film has added the phrase "Difficult, difficult...lemon difficult" to my lexicon.

Jun 21, 2013
  • HellbillyHillhound rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie is really funny! However the subject matter is really depressing. The World let Blair and "W" destroy the Planet. Both of them should be in prison for life. We don't get those years back. Nor do we get those freedoms back. Long Live Gandolfini!! You will be missed. You should have been Prez. for 8 years.

Apr 27, 2013
  • poolman rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brilliant satire: biting, fast-paced, caricaturish, hand-held camera work, pungent dialogue. Only the British could get away with dialogue slathered in vulgarity (every "bad" word is here in abundance) and not only get away with it but make it funny and acceptable in context.

Jan 15, 2013
  • voisjoe1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A warning – “In the Loop” contains a lot of expletives undeleted, with a lot of them being British expletives of which I am not aware if they are of the “darn” variety or the F--- word variety. If you can get past this, then you have a film that often moves rapidly through so many funny lines, I am sure I did not have time for many to register. The essence of this political satire is that both the USA and the UK are attempting to figure each other out and determine if one of them is making contingencies for the outbreak of a new war. There are a lot of laugh out loud put downs by the various characters and I am sure that I will understand the film much better the second time around.

Nov 29, 2012
  • SmKelly531 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fast paced political satire. Excellent cast.

Created by Armando Iannucci, a rising talent, who's devised VEEP and Thick of It.

It shows how in politics one's career aspirations too often overshadow service and policy. The Anti-West Wing.

There is a lot of profanity, which I usually don't care for, however, here it is necessary and is highly creative.

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Mar 20, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

SIMON: What the f***, Malcolm. This is all going to spin along from here and we have a vote and we go to war. We fight people, and kill them, and our kids get killed, and that's exactly the sort of thing I didn't want to do when I went into politics. That's the opposite of what I want to be doing. --- MALCOLM: That's why you've got to stay in government. In here you can influence things, delay things. Out there you're just another mad shouty f**ker people don't want to make eye-contact with. Remember Mary? She took a stand over Health. Everyone decided she was mental.

Mar 20, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

MALCOLM: You might pull this kind of stunt on some young wank fresh up from Oklahoma, happy to be getting his hookers paid for by tobacco lobbyists, but not me. --- LINTON: What seems to be the problem? --- MALCOLM: I've just had a briefing from a 9-year-old finalist in Americas got talent. I think he may have been a ventriloquist. Or possibly the fxxkxxx dummie. --- LINTON: AJ? He is one of my top guys. Stanton College Prep, Harvard...he's smart and he's great at his job ...

Mar 20, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

GENERAL MILLER: See, this is the problem with civilians wanting to go to war. When you've been there you don't want to go back unless you absolutely have to. It's like France.--- TOBY: Though -- maybe? What's brave about doing
the `right thing'? Nothing. Doing the
wrong thing is braver. In a way. I mean, you know, wars sometimes work. The War of Independence, that worked. For the Americans. Second World War. That was a good idea. I mean not a good idea but ... --- SIMON: I know what you mean. And the Crimean War -- we got nurses out of that.


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Apr 27, 2013
  • poolman rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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