British and American officials on both sides of the issue of going to war scramble to take advantage of opportunities presented during preparation for one.
" A very effective, verbally blood-stained portrait of how a little brazen scheming on one side, coupled with selfishness and failure of nerve on the other, can actually change the world. "
" Blistering satire ... scabrous laughs. And it's so easy to imagine that this really is how governments make earth-shaking decisions. "
" This is the funniest movie of the summer. "
" In the Loop is certainly the smartest and funniest movie inspired by the Iraq war. "
" It's fantastic stuff, so over-the-top, so scabrous, so bitterly brilliant that you have to assume that, on some level, it rings true. "
" You feel like a fly on the wall inside of these meetings in the offices and you see how utterly ridiculous everybody is. "
" In the Loop is one of the best political comedies since the invention of the sprocket hole. "
" The film plays as if flaming chunks of The Office crash-landed simultaneously onto the sets of Yes, Minister and The West Wing. "
" A scabrously funny look at the cutthroat game of statecraft. "
" One of the sharpest satires in years. "
" This enormously witty satire follows a British diplomatic staff as they fly to Washington to confer with their U.S. counterparts, who are secretly ginning up an invasion of the Middle East. "
" It's often obscenely funny, but it tickles more than it stings. "
" Filled with the sort of pent-up vitriolic humor that Brits specialize in, it's one of those films that keep you laughing even as you realize how awfully close to the truth it likely is. "
" Political satire is a rare bird at the cinema, so fans of the genre should watch and savor Armando Iannucci's In the Loop -- a rapid-fire, profane celebration of the art (and artlessness) of spin. "
" Painfully funny satire of British and American bureaucrats in the days leading up to the Iraq War. "
" The film, while often very funny, is so relentlessly savage it could destroy whatever shred of respect you may still retain for politicians and that flogged horse called democracy. "
" The brainchild of British director Armando Iannucci, it takes on the politicians at their own dirty game, daring to fictionally embellish the tawdry facts, to out-spin the spin doctors. "
" Every movie that clearly tells us how we marched toward the war, through bullying, intimidation, and making opponents seem crazy is worth seeing. "
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