The East

The East ★★★½

Exactly the kind of low-key espionage suspenser that I wish came out more often, and it's very tense and engaging up until the goofier elements take hold and a disjointedly pulpy third-act twist takes place. The ending disappoints me too, as most of the true-to-life moral ambiguity of the rest of the movie disappears in a way that even the filmmakers seem vaguely embarrassed by, as it plays out in semi-abstract fashion over the closing credits.

Kind of wanted to have my review just be this:

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