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The Ides of March

(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Ides of March
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During the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, an up-and-coming campaign press secretary finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate's shot at the presidency.
Title: The ides of March
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2012]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (101 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: commentary, and featurettes.
Summary: During the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, an up-and-coming campaign press secretary finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate's shot at the presidency.
Audience: MPAA rating R for pervasive language.
Statement of Responsibility: Columbia Pictures and Cross Creek Pictures present ; producer, Grant Heslov, George Clooney, Brian Oliver ; screenplay, George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon ; director, George Clooney
Credits: Music, Alexandre Desplat ; costume designer, Louise Frogley ; editor Stephen Mirrione ; director of photography, Phedon Papamichael ; production designer, Sharon Seymour.
Performers: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright, Evan Rachel Wood.
System Details: DVD, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1); Dolby Digital 5.1; region 1.
Other Language: English dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles.
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); English audio description.
Subject Headings: Political corruption Drama. Press secretaries Drama. Primaries Ohio Drama.
Genre/Form: Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Topical Term: Political corruption
Press secretaries
Primaries
Publisher No: 39249
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Feb 05, 2014
  • kah_chan rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This film tells quite the truth about American politics and her dark sides .... and it is especially heart-breaking to see Philips Seymour Hoffman here because of his recent death. His acting was just so fit in here and resonant with those who share his values.

I am surprised not to see more of George Clooney but the focus was actually on Ryan Gosling, considering the hype about George's character. The twist at the end makes people think why our World is so messed up nowadays,.,

Oct 30, 2013
  • voisjoe1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Just like in Julius Caesar, during the Ides of March, a political friend leads to a downfall. This is probably the best movie about a political campaign. The story is gripping and seems to give an inside look into the campaign. We even get a refresher course on Doctor Faustus. Gosling, Clooney, Hoffman, Tomei, Wood and Giamatti are all at the top of their game. Made more current and real by having real political news commentators from MSNBC and CNN keeping us informed about what is going on.

Jun 23, 2013
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very good

May 10, 2013
  • velloxal rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.

May 07, 2013
  • JanineEBeanie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Politics is a dirty biz. What a ride.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Quimeras rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

There’s not too much that is new in this story about dishonest politicians. Nevertheless, “The Ides of March” has a good cast and script.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

All things considered, a decent political scandal piece co-written and directed by Clooney. It gathered more interest from me as the story developed with some suspenseful plot twists. Giamatti, Seymour Hoffman, Tomei, (and George too), were all on their game. Clooney even put Chris Matthews and Charlie Rose on the payroll for a little authenticity. I found (find) Ryan 'Sapling' transparent and dull. Ditto for bimbette Evan Rachel Wood. "Et tu, Brute?"

Dec 17, 2012
  • rtrollinger rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I was expecting so much more from this. Just a mediocre script, barely holding the film together. Rachel Wood is appropriately last named, she is a two dimensional actor. And I couldn't believe that someone wouldn't have chemistry with Ryan Gosling! And I will not give anything away, but the twists and turns are barely bends.

Dec 05, 2012
  • JOSEPH DENHAM rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This one is watchable but nothing special. The acting is okay but the story is not very interesting so I don't recommend it.

Sep 25, 2012
  • massabielle rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

THis movie is not a novel one or unique in any way but it spoke to me and a particular quality i have with people places and things. Some may say that Ryan's character was naive and maybe he was but it shouldn't have a negative skew. He believed wholeheartedly in George's character and that was his downfall. Maybe all of us can learn something from Gosling's character in that we are naive in some way or another. Our perceptions of people and their "power" and "personality" and "character" may or may not be what really IS.

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Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Governor Mike Morris (addressing a campaign audience): "You know how you fight the war on terror? You don't 'need' their product anymore. Their product is oil; just don't 'need' it, and they go away! (audience cheers) You don't have to bomb anyone - you don't have to invade any-one!"

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Mar 05, 2012
  • nadian rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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