...hands down the funniest movie I've seen all year and also the smartest.
—Peter Rainer Christian Science Monitor
...a sharply written, fast-talking, almost dementedly articulate satire on modern statecraft...
—A. O. Scott New York Times
...consider it a welcome oasis of script literacy in a summer of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
—Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly
The foul-mouthed pleasures of In the Loop are considerable and bracing.
—Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune
Political satire is a bitch to pull off. Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove set the bar high in 1964. But damned if In the Loop doesn't at least nip at its skirts.
—Peter Travers Rolling Stone
...a nonstop riot of fumbling, ego-fueled, lunatic politicians making wrongheaded decisions left and right, cutting off each others' heads in the process.
—Adam Keleman Slant Magazine
...a withering satire...
—Leah Rozen People
...In the Loop's constant profane parrying feels a bit repetitive once we hit the final act, like a comedian dealing the same shtick a few jokes too long. But there are such smarts here that flaw is easy to overlook, especially as the film rolls up to its inevitable finish.
—Norm Schrager filmcritic.com
In the Loop can be a savagely witty parody. But sometimes the pace is just too breakneck, the jokes too fast and furious, and the functionaries too caricatured, all of which undermines the clever writing.
—Claudia Puig USA Today