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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Steve Coogan
James Gandolfini
Tom Hollander
Peter Capaldi
Chris Addison
Directors
Armando Iannucci
Screenwriters
Jesse Armstrong
Simon Blackwell
Running Time
106 minutes

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Does for New Labour what Jaws did for sharks


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Plot
Incompetent minister Simon Foster (Hollander) is sent to Washington after making contradictory comments about possible war in the Middle East.


Verdict
Spinal Tap meets Strangelove. A satirical demolition of Whitehall and Washington: politically astute, hilarious and terrifyingly real.


Reviewed by Nev Pierce

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