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The Ides of March  (2011 - English)

The Ides of March cumulative rating: 3.9 out of 53.9/5 (120 users)

The Ides of March critics rating: 3.65 out of 5 3.65/5 (3 critics)

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Based on the award-winning play by Beau Willimon (who also co-authored the screenplay), this political potboiler is George Clooney’s fourth film as director. Like his previous efforts (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Leatherheads, Good Night and Good Luck), the most appealing aspect of The Ides of March is the classy cast. Clooney himself is in top form as an upright governor bidding to secure the Democratic presidential nomination. As the Ohio primary race hots upmore

The Ides of March', directed by George Clooney, is a meaty, fast-moving political thriller about betrayal and disillusionment. And although it makes no new revelations about politics or politicians, it keeps you glued to your seat thanks to some terrific performances from its delicious cast. Clooney himself takes the role of charismatic Pennsylvania Governor Mike Morris, who's in the throes of a crucial campaign for a shot at the Democratic nominationmore

George Clooney as President of the United States? Oh yes, oh yes. For there would be hard to find a more charismatic contender from Hollywood. And with Matt Damon's name already being thrown around in the news as a possible candidate, the film grows intensely topical and great fun to watch. Clooney, with his characteristic command over his craft and his credible personality lends a gravitas to the role as Governor Mike Morris, a liberal Democratmore