State of Play

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"Find the Truth"
  • PG-13
  • 2009
  • 7.1  (140,806)
  • 64

State of Play is a 2009 political thriller film that is also based on a television series that aired in Britain and was of the same name, which was originally created by Paul Abbott. It was directed by Kevin Macdonald. State of Play involves the character of Sonia Baker, played by Maria Thayer, being killed in Washington, D.C. in what originally starts out as a suicide. Baker also happened to be a researcher on the staff of a politician named Stephen Collins, played by Ben Affleck. At this point in the story Collins decides to call on an old friend named Cal McAffrey, played by Russell Crowe, who's a reporter, and then gets dragged in to the investigation surrounding Sonia's death. Also involved in the investigation is the character of Della Frye, played by Rachel McAdams, who is also a reporter and happens to be working with Cal in the department and together they all attempt to piece together the evidence to find out what exactly happened in regards to Sonia's death. Though State of Play was directed by Macdonald, it was produced by Andrew Hauptman, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

State of Play
State Of Play: Cal Starts Questioning Dominic
State Of Play: Cal Starts Questioning Dominic

Clip - 54 sec

State Of Play
State Of Play

Trailer - 2 min 24 sec

State Of Play: Collin Comforts Cal About His Trustworthiness
State Of Play: Collin Comforts Cal About His Trustworthiness

Clip - 55 sec

State Of Play: Della Fights Cameron To Stay
State Of Play: Della Fights Cameron To Stay

Clip - 1 min 2 sec

State Of Play: Cameron Chastises Cal And Della For Not Being First On The Collins Scandal
State Of Play: Cameron Chastises Cal And Della For Not Being First On The Collins Scandal

Clip - 1 min

State Of Play: Cal Comforts Della After She Witnesses A Shooting
State Of Play: Cal Comforts Della After She Witnesses A Shooting

Clip - 31 sec

Description
State of Play is a 2009 political thriller film that is also based on a television series that aired in Britain and was of the same name, which was originally created by Paul Abbott. It was directed by Kevin Macdonald. State of Play involves the character of Sonia Baker, played by Maria Thayer, being killed in Washington, D.C. in what originally starts out as a suicide. Baker also happened to be a researcher on the staff of a politician named Stephen Collins, played by Ben Affleck. At this point in the story Collins decides to call on an old friend named Cal McAffrey, played by Russell Crowe, who's a reporter, and then gets dragged in to the investigation surrounding Sonia's death. Also involved in the investigation is the character of Della Frye, played by Rachel McAdams, who is also a reporter and happens to be working with Cal in the department and together they all attempt to piece together the evidence to find out what exactly happened in regards to Sonia's death.

Though State of Play was directed by Macdonald, it was produced by Andrew Hauptman, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

State of Play is a 2009 thriller. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1 and a MetaScore of 64.

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  • Release Date
    2009
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (140,806)
  • Metascore
    64