State of Play

Lists: Drama, Thriller

Brief Synopsis: "Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's contender for the upcoming presidential race. Until his research assistant/mistress is brutally murdered and buried secrets come tumbling out."

Overall Ranking: 1373 (Rank from 2009: # 29)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 80%
Half-Popped 20%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
Bryan Lienesch82 - A solid political thriller.
David Baruffi80
Rob from GuysFilmQuest75
Dan O'Neill75(full review)
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)

People Involved

  • Russell Crowe (Cal McAffrey)
  • Ben Affleck (Stephen Collins)
  • Rachel McAdams (Della Frye)
  • Helen Mirren (Cameron Lynne)
  • Robin Wright (Anne Collins)
  • Jason Bateman (Dominic Foy)
  • Jeff Daniels (Senator George Fergus)
  • Michael Berresse (Robert Bingham)
  • Harry Lennix (Det. Donald Bell)
  • Josh Mostel (Pete)
  • Michael Weston (Hank)
  • Barry Shabaka Henley (Gene Stavitz)
  • Viola Davis (Dr. Judith Franklin)
  • David Harbour (PointCorp Insider)
  • Sarah Lord (Mandi Brokaw)
  • Kevin Macdonald (Director)