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The Report (2019)

Director:
Scott Z. Burns
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama/Political
NORWEGIAN TITLE
The Report
RUNNING TIME
119 minutes
RELEASED BY
Amazon Prime
Producer:
Scott Z. Burns
Jennifer Fox
Danny Gabai
Eddy Moretti
Kerry Orent
Steven Soderbergh
Michael Sugar
Screenwriter:
Scott Z. Burns


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Daniel Jones Adam Driver
Dianne Feinstein Annette Bening
Denis McDonough Jon Hamm
Caroline Krass Jennifer Morrison
Raymond Nathan Tim Blake Nelson
John Brennan Ted Levine
Thomas Eastman Michael C. Hall
Bernadette Maura Tierney
April Sarah Goldberg
Julian Lucas Dixon
James Elmer Mitchell Douglas Hodge
Bruce Jessen T. Ryder Smith
Mark Udall Scott Shepherd

 

Review

This film by Scott Z. Burns is a studious, discursive account of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA's use of the so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" on prisoners following the September 11 attacks in 2001. Burns tries somewhat half-heartedly to create a stylistic framework in the mold of Alan Pakula's 1970s "paranoia trilogy" (Klute, The Parallax View, All the President's Men) for his otherwise rather academic film, which to some degree works. When Adam Driver is led into the CIA basement from which he is to conduct his work, we feel the clammy, controlling hands of bureaucracy and the corridors of power smothering him. This a world where there are no winners, but where everyone is scared stiff of losing. The Report feels important, and it is well acted, especially by Driver and Annette Bening.

Copyright 28.01.2020 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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