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Patrick L (au) wrote: "It maybe artificial and melodramatic at times but nevertheless, Jessica Chastain's powerful performance is the one dilemma that makes this political thriller heavily watchable."DVD Movie Review: Miss SloaneDate Viewed: March 22 2017Directed By John Madden (Shakespeare in Love, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Proof, The Debt, Mrs. Brown and Captain Corelli's Mandolin)Written By Jonathan PereraStarring: Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alison Pill, Jake Lacy, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sam Waterston, John Lithgow, Jack Murray, Grace Lynn Kung, Douglas Smith, Raoul Bhaneja, Chuck Shamata, Meghann Fahy, Lucy Owen and Zach Smadu.It maybe artificial and melodramatic at times but "Miss Sloane" dives into the world of Washington lobbying really well and what really keeps the film afloat is Jessica Chastain's terrific performance. Her performance was Oscar-worthy but those Academy members decided to nominate Meryl Streep for the 20th time all because she spoke out against Donald Trump. "Miss Sloane" gets important issues right but the movie loses focus on the story and instead concentrates more on Chastain's performance. Don't get me wrong, Chastain is really good here but I wish screenwriter Jonathan Perera would focus more on the high-stakes world of D.C. power-brokers because every person in America knows that they are making just as much money as the top 1%. Regardless of it's flaws, the dialogue is clever and "Miss Sloane" lobbies it's case as an entertaining political thriller.Chastain plays Elizabeth Sloane, a power-hungry Washington lobbyist who's willing to do whatever dirty means necessary to win no matter what the cost. Hmmmm.... a power-hungry American who's obsessed with "WINNING!". Gee! who can be the possible inspirations for Miss Sloane? (Charlie Sheen and Donald Trump). She's had an amazing track record of success but her friends and colleagues think she is crazy and too cutthroat.When the NRA seeks her insistence in representing them, she rejects the offer to their shock and she is offered a job in a rival lobbying firm that's seeking to close gun sales loopholes and call for universal background checks. In order for these legislations to pass, Miss Sloane and her loyal subordinates begin a coordinated effort to seek votes from members of Congress.The center and marketing for Miss Sloane's gun-control measures will be Esme Manucharian (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) who Sloane positions as a secret victim of gun abuse. Sloane has all of her friends around her corner including millionaire philanthropist Rodolfo Schmidt (Mark Strong) however, her former right-hand woman and confidant, Jane Malloy (Alison Pill) chooses to work for the opposing team led by Pat Connors (Michael Stuhlbarg) and George Dupont (Sam Waterston) who's the chief of the NRA's lobbying firm. John Lithgow co-stars as a veteran congressman who wants Sloane to be prosecuted for her corrupt dealings and lobbying ways.Even though this movie is mostly an attack on the NRA, it's not really about the Second Amendment or even gun-control, "Miss Sloane" is more of a expose on how Washington deal-making works. Gugu Mbatha-Raw who made her in acting debut in 2013's "Belle" and starred in supporting roles for mainstream movies such as "Jupiter Ascending", "Free State of Jones" and "Concussion" leaves only a blank impression as the staunch liberal assistant who becomes the face of Miss Sloane's gun-control pitch.Several of the supporting players such as Michael Stuhlbarg, Sam Waterston and Jake Lacy who plays Sloane's male escort aren't given anything to do and their characters don't serve as valuable assets to the story. When we get to the third act, director John Madden (Shakespeare in Love, The Debt, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Mrs. Brown) tries to put in many twists and turns as possible but it only makes the movie's plot more confusing. Nevertheless, Jessica Chastain's powerful performance is the one dilemma that makes "Miss Sloane" heavily watchable.
Halle G (ca) wrote: I am in middle school and can't wait to see this when it comes out on DVD!
Brittany A (jp) wrote: My daughter loved the trailer and keeps asking if the movie is in theaters yet!
Wes S (gb) wrote: Fairly boring with some very crappy CGI. The characters are uninteresting and most of them are very pointless to the plot. There aren't a lot of good kills and many scenes are slow and this film offers nothing new from the first two films. A waste of a sequel.
Casey W (au) wrote: If I could give this movie zero stars I would. From the amateur acting to the terrible script, shot by a terrible videographer, I warm you to not waste your time with this god awful movie.
Edward A (mx) wrote: This looks like "Bedazzled" meets "Trading Places" meets "the Simpsons", episode 86 where Homer sells his soul for a doughnut. C'mon Dan Akroyd, The whole One guy wins the other loses thing has already been done. You of all people should know that.
Maxx D (jp) wrote: Takes a little while to get going but once it does it's awash with 90s goodness. Gibson and Roberts at the height of their careers!
laurie e (ca) wrote: interdementional secret agents. not too bad, but i love rutger hauer.
Joey H (mx) wrote: Doesn't seem interesting.
Mike P (es) wrote: Classic! But for acquired taste only...
Matt D (fr) wrote: Of all the Conan knock-offs from the mid 80's Highlander is probably the best. Not as good as Highlander 2.
Mark A (it) wrote: Seen this movie hundreds of times and it never gets old. One of the greatest movies of all time. Love it so much
Jeff B (br) wrote: Very entertaining. Great story that moves fast. Enjoy this fine change of pace.
Seraphic W (ru) wrote: Put a biologist, an art history professor and devout Christian, an anthropologist, a historian, a psychiatrist, and an archaeologist in a confined space and throw in the live wire of a cosmic tale that's equally impossible to prove as it is to disprove.What in the name of Schrdinger could possibly go wrong?Insanely clever writing by Jerome Bixby. This movie would have been way up there for me -- if it hadn't been for the atrocious acting. Still very much worth a watch for the philosophically inclined.
Bengel W (mx) wrote: An exquisite chronicle about a story that is so intense that the mystery of the characters and the tale itself become captivating for every second of production. Cinematography is deliciously beautiful creating an ambiance that is deeply penetrating for the eye. Actors absorb the passion and bring it out in their human spirit in front of the camera making this a must see film. Nibbles: Cornflakes.