98- In the Loop [7.5]

The run-up to war makes for curious rivalries and uneasy alliances in this political satire. Simon Foster is a minor minister of international development with the British government who, in the midst of a radio interview, casually tells a reporter “war is unforeseeable.”

In the Loop moves at a breakneck pace, as one poor political decision spirals into another, leading to war. Like most successful political satires, this black comedy balances humor with preposterousness so outlandish that it’s frightening to realize these instances may have very well happened. The vile thrown between constituents and council is biting, and the snappish dialogue never falters. I was a bit disappointment with the maudlin music towards the end, as I don’t believe it was necessary to underscore the events unfolding. Regardless, In the Loop is a well executed, witty satire that is occasionally quite nasty.



One response to “98- In the Loop [7.5]”

  1. dirtywithclass says :

    I remember liking this one when i saw it.

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