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Miss Sloane

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Engaging but uneven political drama has mature content.

Movie R 2016 132 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 13+

One of the best political thrillers I have ever seen. A must watch.

This is one of the best political thrillers I have ever seen. The acting, the script, the dialogue, plot twists... astounding. Jessica Chastain performance in this movie is phenomenal. The topics in this movie are mature and wouldn't interest most kids under 13 years of age. In terms of content, there is swearing, social drinking, and one love scene. Not much in terms of violence except for one character being shot. This movie has great educational value. Elizabeth is smart, driven, ruthless, and callous. She portrays a strong woman role model. She's good at what she does and is capable of assessing herself honestly and attempting to remedy an injustice. A must watch court/legal thriller. 5/5 13+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 15+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Chastain is singularly responsible for elevating this film from a just-OK political drama/thriller to a compelling one. She expresses so much with just a quiver of her eyelid or a deep breath. When she's onscreen, you can hardly take your eyes off her. Never mind that sometimes the wonky dialogue gets so dense that you need a weed-whacker to get through it, or the scene plotting so circuitous that you really could use a map.

These complaints aside, Miss Sloane is supremely watchable, albeit confusing in parts. The strong ensemble helps, led by the confident Mark Strong as Elizabeth's boss and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a new colleague with something to hide. And in the end, the story feels urgent, relevant, and, yes, necessary.

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