State Of Play: A Review
A senator who is investigating an uber corporation that provides “privatized” security to the Gulf War is implicated of having an affair with his young, and recently murdered research associate. The senators friend is a reporter for a “Washington Post” like paper who he turns to to help him through it all and the reporter finds that there is much more to the story.
This is the premise of “State Of Play” and I have to tell you, Russel Crowe does a great job at being a slightly overweight Irish American truthseeker reporter. He in fact makes the film I think with his understated acting and subtle internalizing that are more like moments he had in L.A. Confidential.
As for Ben Asslick, well, that’s all I have to say huh?
All in all, a good film that reminded me of the weeks I spent at the Grey Lady in NYC doing an assessment back a few years ago. The whole premise of “Privatized Security” and the wholesale takeover of the INTEL/Security is kinda scary and really, one can make those allusions fairly easily to a certain other reality based company called “Blackwater”
Do see it… Even if Ben Asslick is in it… Geez now I feel like “Movie Poop Shoot”