In Review!: “Miss Sloane”

John Madden’s Miss Sloane is a ferocious star vehicle for Jessica Chastain, both richly enjoyable for the opportunity it affords Chastain and as an antidote to the end of our political year. The actress stars as a cutthroat lobbyist in Washington going up against the gun lobby in one of the most entertaining films of the year, a chicken soup for the angry soul with more nutrition than its soapier moments suggest. As Chastain’s Sloane collects crossed boundaries like trading cards and finds little that isn’t expendable for the sake of the win, the film satisfies in the ways all those current political television dramas are supposed to and rarely do.


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