East Movie Reviews

East

East

Release Date: May 31, 2013

Genre: Action/AdventureDrama

Rating: (PG-13)

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  • 5
    Forget Jesse Eisenberg and Will Smith. The biggest star on the silver screen this week is the tale of environmentalist vigilantes in The East who pose as many questions as they answer, and then beg us to discern the difference. (Note: if you think “corporations are people”, this won’t be your cup of tea).

    The story tells the fascinating tale of the cult-like group known as ‘The East’, comprised of environmentalists that believe that the only way to put ta stop to corporate greed and profit motive is through violent means. Just because they love the earth doesn’t mean that they are a bunch of hippies holding hands and singing Bob Dylan campside. They ascribe to the concept of fighting fire with fire – and then making that fire emblazoned with the righteous white hot indignation of the oppressed earth.

    The group is headed by Benji (Alexander Skarsgård) who brings in new recruit Sarah (Brit Marling, who also co-wrote the film) who is actually a double agent working for a DC intelligence firm. Once inside, she must deal directly with the incalculable evil committed by corporations in the name of profit, while trying to come to terms with the unforgiving and exacting philosophy of her cohorts like Izzy (Ellen Page).

    The movie makes excellent strides right up to the end when it shows Sarah fighting between what she thinks is the greater good and the neglected (and possibly greater) good. It falters a little when it gets caught up in a love triangle between Izzy, Sarah, and Benji, but one thing’s for sure here: Marling gets a star turn and this is Page’s best (and most consequential) role in years.
  • 4
    This is an espionage thriller about a former FBI agent Sarah Moss who starts a new job at an elite private intelligence firm that protects interests of corporate clients. This was an amazing film and I highly recommend seeing it in the theaters. I was highly impressed with this movie because it was bold and it analyzed themes that are tricky. I thought that the film was inventive, the pacing was great, and the acting was very good. I especially enjoyed Brit Marling’s and Alexander Skarsgård performances and I thought that Ellen Page has given her best performance yet. Overall, it is a great thriller that will make you think and wonder and those kind of films are the b
  • 4
    I enjoyed watching this film and I think it is worth seeing on the big screen. The themes of the film are sophisticated and thought-provoking and the film is truly entertaining. I lied that the makers of this film turned corporate malfeasance into a spy game that was entertaining without being dumbed down. The film is well-paced and well-made and the acting was simply superb. Ellen Page gave an absolutely amazing performance and she impressed me very much, I also enjoyed Brit Marling’s and Alexander Skarsgård’s performances as well, they were truthful and powerful. Overall, this is a great film for grown-ups and I think it will please that kind of audie

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