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Governor Morris is a candidate running in the presidential primary race for the Democratic Party ticket.
Thriller - This is a fairly talky drama/thriller aimed at adult moviegoers.
Fans of director/co-star George Clooney may be disappointed by how
little time he is on-screen; however, fans of Ryan Gosling will be
pleased by this big starring showcase. Constant language and adult
subject matter make the film inappropriate for children.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Very Good The Ides of March is one of the most honest mainstream movies about American politics ever to be committed to the screen. It's the anti-Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and the repudiation of everything Frank Capra preached in that idealistic classic.
Roger EbertFull Review Good The screenplay, written by Clooney, Grant Heslov and Willimon, is ingenious in the way it meshes personal and political ambitions... The movie's strength is in the acting, with Gosling once again playing a character with an insistent presence.
USA TodayFull Review Good Ides of March focuses on one crumbling campaign and a few key players. No cynicism is spared in this stylishly rendered tale of tarnished idealism and the cold heart of treachery.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 75 moviegoers:
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:One male loved it and one enjoyed it very much. One female loved it and two enjoyed it very much. Unfortunately, one didn't enjoy "The Ides of March."
ADULTS:The male reviews are disappointing. Only a very small percentage truly loved it. About a third rated it above average, which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much, but didn't love. However, another third only rated it as "good/average," which is a bit disappointing. Some even rated it below average and lower which is definitely not good. The female reviews are quite a bit better, but still not quite great. Three-quarters indicated they enjoyed it very much with half loving it. Unfortunately, quite a few were disappointed in this movie, rating it average to poor.