Miss Sloane

Make sure you surprise them
Make sure you surprise them


D: John Madden

EuropaCorp/Filmnation/Archery/Canal+/Cine+/France 2 Cinema (Ariel Zeitoun, Ben Browning & Kris Thykier)

US/France 2016

132 mins


W: Jonathan Pera

DP: Sebastian Blenkov

Ed: Alexander Berner

Mus: Max Richter

Jessica Chastain (Elizabeth Sloane), Mark Strong (Rodolfo Schmidt), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Esme Manucharian), Alison Pill (Jane Molloy), Michael Stuhlbarg (Pat Connors), Sam Waterston (George Dupont), John Lithgow (US Senator Ron Sperling)

Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) takes on US congress in this incredibly America-centric political drama.

As a high-stakes power broker for a top firm, Miss Sloane turns face after being approached by a firearms company to work her magic and make weapons more appealing for women. This culminates in the businesswoman fighting congress and the right to bear arms, an argument which means much more on the other side of the Atlantic than it does in the UK.

A good performance from Chastain does carry the film, but the story itself is likely to be divisive between those who are about the issue religiously, and those who really couldn't care less. Unfortunately, I belong in the latter camp.


Jessica Chastain in Miss Sloane
Jessica Chastain in Miss Sloane