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State of Play

A rising political star's mistress is murdered, revealing buried secrets.


Why watch this film?

One of the most exciting political thrillers of the 2010s, 'State of Play' has all the formulas of the genre. As the name itself suggests, there are plenty of intrigues, constant pursuits and a script that is complex yet simpler than it seems. However, it's hard not to feel like getting up from the couch at some moments, especially due to the top-notch performance of a cast featuring names such as Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren, Viola Davis, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Jason Bateman. An essential late night blockbuster for those who enjoy investigations, espionage and good action movies.



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Plot summary

Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party’s contender for the upcoming presidential race. Until his research assistant/mistress is brutally murdered and buried secrets come tumbling out.

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