IN THE LOOP hits screens in New York and LA today, and the glowing reviews are pouring in. We in Austin have to wait until August 14th at the Alamo Drafthouse Village to check it out. For those unfamiliar with the show, you should check out the free screenings of THE THICK OF IT the BBC TV show that spawned the film. We'll be screening 2 hour blocks of the show on August 3, 10 and 13th.
And now on to the reviews: A.O. Scott of the New York Times raves: “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.”
Melissa Anderson at the Voice agrees: "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.”
The praise continues from critics around the country.
"SCATHINGLY FUNNY…a smart sophisticated comedy.” -Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"****! One of the sharpest satires in years...Hilarious and uncommonly intelligent” -Elizabeth Weitzman, NY DAILY NEWS
“ALL HAIL GREAT SATIRE. A riotous transcontinental political face... madcap on the surface, and underneath brutally and uncompimisingly sane.” -David Edelstein, New York Magazine
“BITING AND HILARIOUS, IN THE LOOP is satire with the ring of truth...This exceptional ensemble cast meshes beautifully.” -Marshall Fine, Huffington Post
"EVERY ACTOR IN THE CAST IS TOUCHED BY THE COMIC GOD." - Mick LaSalle, SF Chronicle
"THE MOST SAVAGE, BITING POLITICAL SATIRE IN BIG SCREEN IN YEARS." - Michael Ordona, LA Times