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The Ides of March

R Released Oct 7, 2011 1h 40m Drama List
83% Tomatometer 253 Reviews 73% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings
As Ohio's Democratic primary nears, charming Gov. Mike Morris (George Clooney) seems a shoo-in for the nomination over his opponent, Sen. Pullman (Michael Mantell). Morris' idealistic press secretary, Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling), believes in his candidate's integrity and the democratic process. But Meyers' meeting with Pullman's campaign manager (Paul Giamatti) and a dalliance with a young intern (Evan Rachel Wood) set in motion events that threaten Morris' election chances. Read More Read Less
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While not exactly exposing revelatory truths, The Ides of March is a supremely well-acted drama that moves at a measured, confident clip.

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Kelsey Wallace Bitch Media Morris and Meyers may have treated Stearns as disposable, but the filmmakers shouldn't have, and we as viewers shouldn't have to either. Jan 8, 2021 Full Review Candice Frederick Reel Talk Online Real shame about the ending, but the rest of the movie is just marvelous. Rated: B+ Sep 8, 2017 Full Review Roger Moore Tribune News Service George Clooney's latest civics lesson as actor and director, is a down and dirty politics-behind-closed-doors tale...brilliantly acted Rated: 3.5/4 Jan 6, 2013 Full Review Don Shanahan Every Movie Has a Lesson While the acting looks good on posters, sells tickets, and brings people in, the movie's every-evolving chess match of political dealings, secrets, twists, and double-crosses will keep you talking about it after you leave. Rated: 4/5 Sep 4, 2023 Full Review tt stern-enzi Cincinnati CityBeat Clooney isn’t some coastal liberal elite shoving his highbrow progressive bona-fides down our throats; he’s reminding us that he learned these principles right here and continues to wave that banner for all the world to see. Aug 26, 2023 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews Undoubtedly George Clooney’s most accomplished directorial effort... Rated: 3.5/4 May 31, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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Terry H Really liked this one. Excellent acting by Ryan Gosling and George Clooney. As well as Philip Seymour Hoffman and Paul Giamatti. Good story development along with the character development and pacing to it. Well worth the watch. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/13/24 Full Review Ron R Fabulous cast. Great acting. Engaging story. There are some glaring holes in the plot. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/24/24 Full Review Alik E incredible character arcs and story lines. incredibly well done Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/20/24 Full Review Diana L. S Very well acted and directed. Clooney and Gosling are always good and on the money. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/15/24 Full Review Nawt W The writing is very rich and never dips into feeling forced or sappy. Desplat's score is positively energetic and really helps in many scenes. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/30/23 Full Review Ruhaan A well paced then the character arc and ending felt rushed Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis As Ohio's Democratic primary nears, charming Gov. Mike Morris (George Clooney) seems a shoo-in for the nomination over his opponent, Sen. Pullman (Michael Mantell). Morris' idealistic press secretary, Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling), believes in his candidate's integrity and the democratic process. But Meyers' meeting with Pullman's campaign manager (Paul Giamatti) and a dalliance with a young intern (Evan Rachel Wood) set in motion events that threaten Morris' election chances.
Director
George Clooney
Producer
Grant Heslov, George Clooney, Brian Oliver
Screenwriter
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon
Distributor
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Production Co
Smoke House, Appian Way
Rating
R (Pervasive Language)
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Oct 7, 2011, Wide
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 7, 2013
Box Office (Gross USA)
$41.0M
Runtime
1h 40m
Sound Mix
SDDS, Dolby Digital
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