Smart, focused, and ruthless Washington lobbyist Elizabeth Sloane believes her only duty is to the cause. That cause is winning – helping to pass or kill a piece of legislation – regardless of what side she’s on. No shady strategy or dirty trick is out of bounds. It’s no coincidence we’re shown early on in Miss Sloane that she resides in the Watergate complex.
Full review at Film Racket: filmracket.com/miss-sloane/movie-review
Part of Criterionucopia 2012
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