Metacritic Movie Ratings
State of Play Reviews

4.0

64

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Spins a thorny tale of political corruption laced with personal sleaze.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Intelligent and engrossing saga.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterKirk Honeycutt

    There is nothing we haven't seen here before in terms of chases, intrigue and betrayals, so for all its A-list cast and production values, the film comes off as routine.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    There's simply too much stuff for a two-hour feature, and three writers, including Tony Gilroy, haven't figured out how to boil it down into a readily comprehensible narrative, or how to solve the problem of an ending that goes blah rather than bang.

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