By Chris Nashawaty
Updated January 07, 2010 at 05:00 AM EST
Nicola Dove

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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