The Ides of March: Movie Review

Starring: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, and more…

Directed by: George Clooney

Rated: R

Story: Political drama, on the two weeks leading up to the Democratic primary race. Without giving too much away, the democratic primary is a close race, and the story is in the eyes of Stephen Myers, the assistant campaign manager, played by Ryan Gosling. He works for Governor Morris, played by George Clooney, who doesn’t enjoy the political circus. Stephen believes in Morris and his ideals, but as he gets deeper in to the campaign, he uncovers more dirt. The story is a political thriller, where one innocent mistake sets things in motion, and everything heads downhill. Everyone involved is not clean, from media reporting to the hidden side of politics.


  • Brilliant performances by all actors. George Clooney and Ryan Gosling are exceptional!
  • Strong plot, with  loads of twists and shocking moments, keeping viewers on the edge.
  • For once, I would like a political movie that has hope, that has a “happily ever after”. While it is thought provoking, I would love to see that just for once, politics doesn’t have to be dirty, and a politician can win keeping his morals and ethics intact!