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Year
2013
Runtime
116 min.
Director
Zal Batmanglij
Genres
Crime, Drama, Adventure, Thriller
Rating *
6.8
Votes *
42,768
Checks
1,599
Favs
83
Dislikes
28
Favs/checks
5.2% (1:19)
Favs/dislikes
3:1
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  1. BadFluffy's avatar

    BadFluffy

    Good performances and a great premise but the movie starts losing steam in the last act when it should go crescendo and falls flat in the end. 8 years 1 month ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    I've enjoyed the fact that Brit Marling has been writing/producing/starring in genre pictures with indie budgets and indie feels. The East isn't science-fiction like Another Earth or Sound of My Voice were, but a much more straightforward (corporate) spy thriller that, like Sound of My Voice, takes its inspiration from Marling and her writing partner's time in a counter-culture group (anarchists, cults, call them what you like). Her character works for a security company that infiltrates eco-terrorist cells to prevent acts of sabotage. Marling gets into a group called The East who have "eye for an eye" ideas of how to attack the problems caused by big corporations, but is seduced by their lifestyle and polemic. Or is she? This isn't cut and dried because, like her, we're also made to wonder if corporate criminals don't have it coming. Not quite the "puzzle movie" her other efforts have been (those that I've seen, I hasten to add), but generally more enjoyable as a narrative. An unusual thriller that makes some good points without sounding preachy. And though it's an indie, you'll recognize a lot of faces, including Ellen Page, Alexander SkarsgÄrd, Julia Ormond, and Patricia Clarkson. 6 years 3 months ago
  3. d7v09hFpjf's avatar

    d7v09hFpjf

    Like the other guy said, it kinda falls apart at the end. Definitely worth watching though I was pleasantly surprised 8 years ago
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