OUR BRAND IS CRISIS “Okay... let’s try that scene again, this time with George Clooney.”
  • OUR BRAND IS CRISIS “Okay... let’s try that scene again, this time with George Clooney.”

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Director David Gordon Green has had one of the damnedest careers in modern filmmaking, drifting between the gorgeous Terrence Malick-ness of George Washington to the barn-broad goofiness of Pineapple Express with seemingly negative perspiration. The new political semi-satire Our Brand Is Crisis is far from Green's worst movie—this is a world where Your Highness still exists, after all—but it definitely feels like his most impersonal. While the talented cast occasionally gets a screwball, smiling-dagger rhythm going, the narrative's insistence on staying on point certainly could have benefited from some of Green's old "what the hell" wobbliness.

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