The East

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Released 2013

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Director:
Keely Christian
Released:
2013
Rating:
PG-13
From producer Ridley Scott and directed by Zal Batmanglij comes this taut, sexy thriller starring Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård and Ellen Page. An ambitious new recruit at an elite intelligence firm (Marling) is assigned to infiltrate an elusive activist group that terrorizes negligent corporate leaders. The more involved she gets, the greater the risk in this gripping conspiracy story.

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  • 80

    The Hollywood Reporter John DeFore

    Batmanglij balances emotional tension with practical danger nicely, a must in a story whose activist protagonists can make no distinction between the personal and the political.

  • 75

    indieWIRE Eric Kohn

    As slickly paced as a big-studio espionage movie, it nearly succeeds as a pure adrenaline-rush thriller. In the end, the problem isn't that there's too much plot, but rather a cert...

  • 67

    The Playlist Cory Everett

    The East is definitely a movie that's going to divide people but it'll be a conversation worth having.

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