Miss Sloane - 4 Stars
This powerful and thought provoking film shines a brighter light on America’s gun crisis.
In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. But when taking on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds winning may come at too high a price.
Jessica Chastain and Mark Strong are both well accomplished, talented performers. This is a piece that perfectly demonstrates their strengths through well-rounded, relatable characters. Even though Sloane is meant to be ruthless, Chastain manages to show a more likeable, human side of her in some of the more underplayed scenes.
The script is fantastic, it is another argument against America’s laws that make it easy for anyone to purchase a gun. It also examines the corruption of government and how much power the gun-lobby have.
Overall this is one of the strongest political thrillers to come out of the US in a long time.
Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Screening courtesy of Palace Nova Cinemas