State of Play

Name: State Of Play
Year: 2009
Rating: R
Running Time (minutes): 127
Description: A petty thief is gunned down in an alley and a Congressman’s assistant falls in front of a subway – two seemingly unrelated deaths. But not to wisecracking, brash newspaper reporter Cal McAffrey who spies a conspiracy waiting to be uncovered. With a turbulent past connected to the Congressman and the aid of ambitious young rookie writer Della Frye, Cal begins uprooting clues that lead him to a corporate cover-up full of insiders, informants, and assassins. But as he draws closer to the truth, the relentless journalist must decide if it’s worth risking his life and selling his soul to get the ultimate story.
Stars: Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams and Ben Affleck
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Great movie, especially the final twist. Only Cal and Della’s ‘relationship’ seemed rather forced. The score was passable.

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