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The East 2013

  • Zal Batmanglij
  • May 31, 2013
  • 116 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Thriller
Spy on us, we'll spy on you.
An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities irrevocably changed after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.


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Eh, it's okay...pretty melodramatic. We get it, rich people do bad things to not-rich people and there doesn't appear to be any consequences.

If you can look past the preachyness and the biblical allegories, you should enjoy the performance of Brit Marling, she's a solid actress.

"THE SYSTEM IS BROKEN, AND THE EVIDENCE IS THE TRASH [reaches into trashcan, pulls out an apple and takes a bite] AND IT HAS VALUE."

Thanks Snow White.


I do think the first act was pretty enjoyable as it highlights the resourcefulness of the lead actress as she navigates different social circles and makes attempts to blend into her surroundings. Very thoughtful approach to character development and I was relieved a story allowed a female character to use her talents and intellect to help her succeed versus relying on her sexual appeal. It's a shame the second and third acts couldn't maintain any sort of pacing to hold my interest.

Oh, and enough with the knockoff background music made popular by Errol Morris...

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How can i see the movie??

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i want jam!!!
ok movie, seemed like it needed to define its focus a little more tho.

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