An Acceptable Loss (2018)

R   |    |  Drama, Thriller

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Libby teaches at a university but 4 years ago she was top aide to VP Rachel and was part of a total victory action. Rachel is now US president and worried about Libby keeping quiet. Libby also has a student spying on her.




  • Jamie Lee Curtis and Tika Sumpter in An Acceptable Loss (2018)
  • Jamie Lee Curtis and Tika Sumpter in An Acceptable Loss (2018)
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  • An Acceptable Loss (2018)
  • Jamie Lee Curtis, Tika Sumpter, and Ben Tavassoli in An Acceptable Loss (2018)
  • Tika Sumpter and David Je in An Acceptable Loss (2018)

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17 March 2019 | Top_Dawg_Critic
| An honest review
Out of the twelve current reviews, the ten 10/10's are all fake, and the two 1 & 2/10 are wannabe critics that have no clue how to rate a film.

I found this film flawed, yet interesting and entertaining, and better than I expected.

The acting by all cast was on point, especially J.L. Curtis. The sound/score was decent. The directing and cinematography were well done by writer/director Joe Chappelle. But his writing is were the flaws showed. The too-long 102 min length, and extremely slow pacing made this film seem over 2 hours long. Many scenes were dragged out and unnecessary imo. Joe Chappelle's resume is mainly TV's shows, so going into a full length feature film clearly was a challenge for him. Had this films pace been sped up, and the screenplay edited/cut down to 60 (TV show length) - 80 min, it would have held the audiences attention better with constant uninterrupted suspense..

The premise of this political drama/(hardly a) thriller was actually very interesting, and the flashback scenes were done well, but most of the 'entertainment value' was the last 15-20 mins. The beginning was the slowest, focusing too much on unnecessary long or irrelevant scenes.

Still, an enjoyable film on dirty underground politics. Would I recommend it? Only if you are into political films and/or have nothing better to watch. It's an honest 7/10 from me.

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$3,447 20 January 2019

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