Nicola Dove
Chris Nashawaty
January 07, 2010 AT 05:00 AM EST

In the Loop

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
106 minutes
Limited Release Date
07/24/09
director
Armando Iannucci
author
Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell
genre
Comedy

We gave it an A-

Imagine a funnier, nastier West Wing and you’ve got In the Loop, a political satire about the run-up to war in the Middle East. James Gandolfini is aces as a red-meat U.S. general, but it’s Scotsman Peter Capaldi who steals the film as a Downing Street spin-meister who turns F-bombs into poetry. Stay for the deleted scenes on the EXTRAS. A-

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