It's fantastic stuff, so over-the-top, so scabrous, so bitterly brilliant that you have to assume that, on some level, it rings true.
Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, 2009-10-21
Painfully funny satire of British and American bureaucrats in the days leading up to the Iraq War.
Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter, 2009-08-21
The film, while often very funny, is so relentlessly savage it could destroy whatever shred of respect you may still retain for politicians and that flogged horse called democracy.
Peter Howell, Toronto Star, 2009-08-21
The brainchild of British director Armando Iannucci, it takes on the politicians at their own dirty game, daring to fictionally embellish the tawdry facts, to out-spin the spin doctors.
Rick Groen, Globe and Mail, 2009-08-21
This enormously witty satire follows a British diplomatic staff as they fly to Washington to confer with their U.S. counterparts, who are secretly ginning up an invasion of the Middle East.
J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, 2009-08-20
This is the funniest movie of the summer.
Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald, 2009-08-13
It's often obscenely funny, but it tickles more than it stings.
Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2009-08-06
You feel like a fly on the wall inside of these meetings in the offices and you see how utterly ridiculous everybody is.
Ben Lyons, At the Movies, 2009-08-03
Every movie that clearly tells us how we marched toward the war, through bullying, intimidation, and making opponents seem crazy is worth seeing.
Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies, 2009-08-03
In the Loop is one of the best political comedies since the invention of the sprocket hole.
Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2009-07-31
Filled with the sort of pent-up vitriolic humor that Brits specialize in, it's one of those films that keep you laughing even as you realize how awfully close to the truth it likely is.
Tom Long, Detroit News, 2009-07-31
A scabrously funny look at the cutthroat game of statecraft.
Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2009-07-30
Political satire is a rare bird at the cinema, so fans of the genre should watch and savor Armando Iannucci's In the Loop -- a rapid-fire, profane celebration of the art (and artlessness) of spin.
Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times, 2009-07-30
The film plays as if flaming chunks of The Office crash-landed simultaneously onto the sets of Yes, Minister and The West Wing.
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, 2009-07-24
Blistering satire ... scabrous laughs. And it's so easy to imagine that this really is how governments make earth-shaking decisions.
Bob Mondello, NPR.org, 2009-07-24
A very effective, verbally blood-stained portrait of how a little brazen scheming on one side, coupled with selfishness and failure of nerve on the other, can actually change the world.
Michael Ordona, Los Angeles Times, 2009-07-24
In the Loop is certainly the smartest and funniest movie inspired by the Iraq war.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post, 2009-07-24