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The East

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Thriller

Release Date :

May 31, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Zal Batmanglij

Starring :

Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page, Patricia Clarkson, Julia Ormond, Toby Kebbell, Shiloh Fernandez, Aldis Hodge

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

3 of 4

“..the film's climax may be clunky and unsatisfying, but it takes us to where the film's been heading all along, a moral abyss..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
4 of 5

“..the film combines old-fashioned, deliberately paced elements with of-the-moment relevance..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
4 of 5

“..The East is a potent thriller but it falters somewhat in how quickly and easily Sarah sheds her former life..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Review rate : B+

“..it feels strange to be disappointed by what is, by all rights, a good movie..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]
3.5 of 5

“..In general, "The East" is a bit more persuasive on the psychology of its characters than on the politics of their actions..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]
“..clever, involving spy drama builds to a terrific level of intrigue before losing some steam in its second half..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]
Review rate : B+

“..a compelling portrait of what gets lost (and found) when a cause becomes an obsession..”
by Leah Greenblatt [Entertainment Weekly]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Rex Reed [New York Observer]

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