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Player Affinity | Ides of March Review

Player Affinity writes: The Ides of March is a slick thriller with a clear message: idealism and hope have no place in politics. Succumb to these feelings and you're finished. Yes, it's not a new thesis, but it's one that director George Clooney presents unflinchingly. There are moments in this film that I felt real despair, and considering the only real trick up Clooney's sleeve is a finely-tuned screenplay (which he co-wrote along with Grant Heslov and original playwright Beau Willimon), I'd say The Ides of March is a triumph.

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