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In the Loop

.****! NOT TO BE MISSED! THE GENUINE GOODS. A great performance by James Gandolfini.

— Stephen Rebello, Playboy

SCABROUSLY FUNNY.

— Dennis Harvey, SF Bay Gaurdian

****! HILARIOUS, BRILLIANTLY SCATHING SATIRE.

— Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago

A VICIOUSLY FUNNY POLITICAL SATIRE.

— Stephen Holden, The New York Times

WE DEFY YOU NOT TO QUOTE IT AD INFINITUM.

— David Fear, Time Out New York

THE SMARTEST COMEDY THAT I'VE YET SEEN IN 2009. The language is amongst the most skillful and creative use of vulgarity that I've seen in a sustained storyline that also managed to be smart whilst being crude.

— Harry Knowles, Ain't It Cool News

HILARIOUS. An acidly funny satire about politics and pomposity. The zing and sting of the film's dialogue harks back to screwball comedy, but the frequent flourishes of profanity throughout suggest its own genre: screw-you-ball.

— Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice

SCATHINGLY FUNNY...A SMART SOPHISTICATED COMEDY.

— Dave Itzkoff, The New York Times

FEATURES SOME OF THE MOST CREATIVE OBSCENITIES WE'VE EVER HEARD.

— Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

FAST AND FURIOUSLY FUNNY. YOU WILL LAUGH LOUD AND OFTEN. Proves that smart and funny can exist in the same movie, even in summer.

— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

GENIUS. A sharply written, fast-talking, almost dementedly articulate satire on modern statecraft. The audience is likely to die laughing…By far the funniest big-screen satire in recent memory

— A. O. Scott, The New York Times

Presented by IFC Films | United Kingdom | Jul 24th, 2009 | 109 MINS | NR

IN THE LOOP is a smart comedy and Sundance Film Festival hit from the acclaimed team behind the award-winning BBC TV comedy series ALAN PARTRIDGE and THE THICK OF IT. The film is drawing instant comparisons to some of the great political and absurdist comedies such as DOCTOR STRANGELOVE, WAG THE DOG, THANK YOU FOR SMOKING and MONTY PYTHON.

With razor-sharp, truly laugh-out-loud dialogue the film pokes fun at the absurdity and ineptitude of our highest leaders. With everyone looking out for number one, and the fate of the free world at stake (but apparently incidental), the hilarious ensemble cast of characters bumbles its way through Machiavellian political dealings, across continents, and toward comic resolutions that are unforeseeable.

Director

  • Armando Iannucci

Producers

  • Kevin Loader
  • Adam Tandy
  • David M. Thompson

Writers

  • Jesse Armstrong
  • Armando Iannucci
  • Simon Blackwell
  • Tony Roche