Amazon/Vice/Unbranded/Margin Of Error/Topic (Scott Z. Burns,
Jennifer Fox, Danny Gabai, Eddy Moretti, Kerry Orent, Steven Soderbergh & Michael Sugar)
W: Scott Z. Burns
DP: Eigil Bryld
Ed: Greg O'Bryant
Mus: David Wingo
Adam Driver (Daniel Jones), Annette Bening (Dianne
Feinstein), Jon Hamm (Denis McDonough), Jennifer Morrison (Caroline Krass), Tim Blake Nelson (Raymond Nathan)
I'm at a quandary when it comes to American political films.
For a start, I'm British, so my knowledge of the subject is relatively limited, coupled with the fact that I find the vast majority of these films to be agitprops. My general enjoyment comes down
to how good the script and/or performances are.
Thankfully, The Report gets a thumbs up on this criteria,
making for a decent political thriller.
Driver plays an investigator for the US senate who seeks the
truth behind the treatment of prisoners held by the US government as potential terrorists, uncovering acts of brutal torture that resulted in some deaths.
The film shows both sides of the political divide without
being too preachy on the subject matter. Adam Driver is very good in the lead role, but the best performance of the movie belongs to Annette Bening as a stone-faced senator.