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REVIEW: George Clooney's Compelling 'The Ides of March' Bipartisan With Its Skewers

George Clooney ’s “The Ides of March” covers the brutal front lines of the Presidential campaign trail. Based on the play “Farragut North” by Beau Willimon and stacked with a powerhouse cast, “The Ides of March” is a winning ticket.Stephen Myers ( Ryan Gosling ) is the press spokesman for the seemingly clean-as-a-whistle Governor Morris (Georges Clooney), a Democratic candidate in the presidential primary race. With the best of intentions, idealist Myers is sucked into the intense labyrinth of back-room politics: betrayal, corruption and revenge obscured by bright lights and stump speeches.“The Ides of March” is an elaborate game of cat and mouse among Myers, Morris’ loyal-to-a-fault campaign manager ( Philip Seymour Hoffman ), a seductive intern ( Evan Rachel Wood ), the ethically confused political correspondent ( Marisa Tomei ), the slick rival campaign manager ( Paul Giamatti ) and the man on top, Governor Morris.“The Ides of March” tears down all noble intentions in politics and u...

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