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Mad City, 1997

Mad City
Directed by: Costa Gavras
Written by: Tom Matthews
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  115 min
MPAA Rating:  PG_13
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The mood of Mad City is suspenseful, clever, and thought provoking. The plot centers around workplace intrigue, journalism, and hostages. It features dark humor. Mad City is a drama and thriller movie. Stylistically, it is talky. In approach, it is serious and realistic. Mad City happens in the 1990s.

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When a recently fired museum guard files a grievance with his boss by menacing her with a shotgun and... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 7 November 1997
Runtime: 115 min

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Dustin Hoffman Dustin Hoffman As Max Brackett
John Travolta John Travolta As Sam Baily
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Director Costa-Gavras packs a whole lotta hectoring into this high-strung morality play about the broadcast media's culpability in the escalation of human drama into camera-ready Greek tragedy.
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Not for a minute is Mad City anything less than entertaining. Yet it becomes frustrating nonetheless. Its ideas gradually seem to be at cross-purposes -- not complex, not tantalizingly ambiguous, but tangled and undefined.
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Here is another example of a movie that is trying to be a classic with big odeas and over-the-top performances that fails because it was trying to hard. 'Dog Day Afternoon' succeeds because it simply tells the story it sets out to tell, and if that...
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