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Wag the Dog

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Wag the Dog

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Robert De Niro, Woody Harrelson, Anne Heche, Dustin Hoffman, Mark Knopfler, Kirsten Dunst
director:
Barry Levinson
genre:
Drama, Comedy

We gave it a B

Dire Straits’ Knopfler has a cool, unique, cliché-free flair for film music, as heard on his score for Local Hero and now Wag the Dog: His lyrically rocking score serves as an effective counterweight for the ironic toothiness of Barry Levinson’s political satire. Knopfler’s easygoing folk-country-roots-rock hybrid works strange wonders behind the film and makes for a relaxed listen on its own. B