George Clooney, you know your audience. A political thriller where the stakes are as high as the loss of integrity. Genius.
In a time when policies take a backseat to character, sir, you have nailed this one.
Was this the best film I’ve seen this year? No. Is it even the best Gosling film I’ve seen this year? No. But does it have Oscar contention written all over it? Fuck yeah, it does. Clooney, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, and the Gos? Well-played, Sirs and Ladies. Well played.