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State of Play [Blu-ray] [2009]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (17 out of 19)

    Special Features


    • Deleted scenes
    • The Making of State of Play: Take a behind-the-scenes look at creating State of Play with director Kevin Macdonald and cast members Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams

    Synopsis


    State of Play
    The Last King of Scotland director Kevin McDonald teams with screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan for this American adaptation of the hit British miniseries concerning the suspicious circumstances that set a rising congressman and a dogged reporter on a dangerous collision course. U.S. congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck) is handsome, unflappable, and ascending the ladder of power with unprecedented speed. He's the future of his political party, and as the chairman of a committee assigned to oversee defense spending, he's got all the right connections. As the presidential race draws near, Washington insiders begin to speculate that Collins will earn his party's nomination for the country's top job. The prospect of Collins becoming president seems less and less likely, however, when his research assistant/mistress is viciously murdered, and some unsavory truths begin to surface. Collins was once a close friend to Cal McAffrey (Russell Crowe), now a top reporter in the nation's capital. Assigned the task of investigating Collins by his ruthless editor, Cameron (Oscar winner Helen Mirren), McAffrey recruits fellow reporter Della (Rachel McAdams) in order to track down the truth and identify the killer. But McAffrey has just walked into a cover-up of unprecedented proportions, and in a game where billions of dollars are at stake, life, love, and integrity are luxuries that simply cannot be afforded. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Russell Crowe
      Russell Crowe - Cal McAffrey
    • Ben Affleck
      Ben Affleck - Congressman Stephen Collins
    • Rachel McAdams
      Rachel McAdams - Della Frye
    • Helen Mirren
      Helen Mirren - Cameron Lynne
    • Jason Bateman
      Jason Bateman - Dominic Foy



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews

    89%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very good film

      Posted
      CKCSWHFFAN
      • Top 50 ContributorTop 50 Contributor

      This is the first 2009 film release I have wanted to buy. Bought it because I have been a fan of Russel'’s. He did a great job with the character. Personal note, character first name is my father name is my fathers name. Wore blue shirts so same favorite color as my father. Interesting story to follow. Just when you think you have the what is going on figured out it surprises you. Helen did a good job even though her character basically just did 1 thing, get mad, say the new owners ONLY were interested in making money . Now, you could see on the screen both Russell & Helen were perfect for their role, A list past Oscar winning actors. Now, as we go. Affleck. Oscar winner but not for acting. He was ONLY passable IN THE ROLE OF THE Congressman. This role should have been given to another A list actor. Robin, who starred in 1 of Russell's favorite films The Princess Bride you barely saw her & she could have phoned the role in, she slept walked through it. It was disappointing this film did not do well at the box office. It should have. As for the DVD. Nothing special about it. The HBO Making Of special & only 2 deleted scenes. Yes, I know the film did not do well at the box office but it deserved a better DVD package.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good movie but flawed

      Posted
      rhodester25
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I was aware of this movie when it came out but never got to see it, and was surprised to realize that was seven years ago! I noticed it on sale at Best Buy and there is a pretty decent set of bonus features, so I picked it up. The movie starts off shaky (literally, with a steady cam foot chase) and the cliched characters are introduced in pretty quick succession, but then the movie settles in, Russel Crowe is in pretty top form in a low key role, and the script for the most part (with contributions from Tony Gilroy and Billy Ray) is smart and nimble as one might expect. The ending is more than a little bit of a let down by basically saying never mind everything you learned up to here; it was all really beside the point. Too bad for that, but overall enjoyable. I'm looking forward to the PIP commentary from filmmakers on the next watch.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Older movie, Crowe & Affleck are average

      Posted
      cashmere73class76
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      It's an average movie. Crowe and Affleck do not portray their characters very well. Helen Mirren and Rachel McAdams do a stellar job. I would recommend it as a good rental.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great monitor

      Posted
      Oneshot
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      First, this BestBuy at Firewheel is great. I purchased 2 and I will tell you it's so much better than I could have imagined. Got one, or two!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

      Posted
      Gadgetcrazy
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Very good political story. Russell Crowe as a journalist has a strong presence and puts it best! A must watch for Russell fans.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      State of Play

      Posted
      Apollo
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I have not this movie yet, but anything Russel Crowe makes is sure will be entertaining. He is my Favorite actor of our time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      a smart thriller

      Posted
      amxman
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Russell crowe stars in this political thriller that will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A-list of good actors

      Posted
      tellis928
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      this movie has a great list of actors, so that is the reason i bought it.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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