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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Brit Marling
Alexander Skarskård
Ellen Page
Toby Kebbell
Patricia Clarkson
Directors
Zal Batmanglij
Screenwriters
Zal Batmanglij
Brit Marling
Running Time
116 minutes

The East
Anarchy In The US


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The East

Plot
Sarah (Marling), a former FBI agent, takes a job with a private agency and goes undercover to infiltrate the East, an anarchist collective which carries out attacks on misbehaving corporations. Attracted to their leader Benji (Skarskård), Sarah starts to sympathise with their cause.


Verdict
Well-acted and suspenseful, with a great deal of editorial content, this feels a little awkward and earnest, and perhaps not angry enough.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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