(2016)

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Metascore

Based on 41 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
80
So intriguing are the driven, smart and compromised characters, and so infinite are the dramatic possibilities at the intersection of big business and politics, that a vastly expanded small-screen take built around these characters, and others like them, would be quite welcome..
70
Miss Sloane is a talky, tense political thriller, full of verbal sparring and fiery monologues, undone by a really dumb ending. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t smart for most of its running time.
70
Jessica Chastain plays Sloane, and she's the kind of Washington power-player who'd scare off half the cast of "Scandal" — towering heels, pulled-back hair and a taste for the kill.
67
In a movie that likens passing legislation to pulling off a massive heist, eventually departing from reality altogether in a series of late-game twists so intricate they would make Danny Ocean blush, the sheer velocity of Chastain’s performance holds it all together.
63
Slant Magazine
The screenplay's enigmatic nature holds one's interest throughout, even as the film veers into pat moralism.
60
Chastain single handedly prevents it all from veering off the rails by dominating Miss Sloane with her forceful presence. She grounds her heroine to ensure you’re with her.
60
Miss Sloane is a shallow but lively thriller which becomes undermined by its makers’ misplaced belief in the profundity of their topical tale.
60
Village Voice
Miss Sloane, with all its Capitol Hill gloss, sometimes feels too much like a primetime political television drama.
55
Rather than take the time to let us really get to know and understand its complicated title character, the movie instead goes for cheap, gotcha plotting that undermines the entire project.
50
The Film Stage
It looks and feels less like a film and more like a feature-length pilot for a new TV series which happens to have a stacked cast.

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