Miss Sloane (2016) Rated R

Elizabeth Sloane is a lobbyist who is willing to break the rules to get the results that she wants. Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessica Chastain, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark Strong, John Lithgow, Alison Pill, Sam Waterston.

I have mixed feelings about this film. On the one hand, it’s intriguing enough that it kept me captivated throughout, even though the pacing was off and the disjointed timeline disrupted the flow of the movie.  It would have been easier to follow if they had just told it sequentially instead of jumping around so much. The same goes for Chastain’s performance. I loved that she played a strong female, but her character lacked any qualities that would lead one to like her.  Perhaps that was intentional, but it is hard to identify with and root for unlikable characters.  For these reasons, I find it hard to recommend the film.  The twist at the end is pretty great, though, even if Miss Sloane herself wasn’t.  I’ll leave it up to you to decide on this one.  I’d love to hear your thoughts: is it worth a watch or a pass?



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