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Cast
Russell Crowe
Ben Affleck
Robyn Wright Penn
Helen Mirren
Rachel McAdams
Jason Bateman
Directors
Kevin Macdonald
Screenwriters
Matthew Michael Carnahan
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State Of Play
Crowe back on form in classy conspiracy thriller


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State Of Play

Plot
Crime reporter Cal McCaffrey (Crowe) and crusading Congressman Stephen Collins (Affleck) are old college pals, but their professions put them at loggerheads when Collins’ intern dies under mysterious circumstances.


Verdict
Once you get over the unlikelihood of Affleck and Crowe as buddies, State Of Play stands as a sterling thriller, benefiting from admirable convictions and an arguable return to form by Russell Crowe.


Reviewed by Dan Jolin

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