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From producer Ridley Scott and directed by Zal Batmanglij comes this taut, sexy thriller starring Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård and Ellen Page. An ambitious new recruit at an elite intelligence firm (Marling) is assigned to infiltrate an elusive activist group that terrorizes negligent corporate leaders. The more involved she gets, the greater the risk in this gripping conspiracy story.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Tense, thoughtful, and deftly paced, The East is a political thriller that never loses sight of the human element.
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Common Sense Says
Possibly controversial messages in eco-terrorism thriller.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The East is a thriller about a spy who infiltrates a violent eco-terrorist group and becomes involved with its members. The movie doesn't specifically condone this anarchist behavior, though it's clearly angry about irresponsible corporate behavior and suggests that other solutions may be possible. There's not much fighting or shooting, but some blood is shown, and there are some strong images and dangerous acts. Some sexual situations arise, and nudity is suggested but rarely shown. Language is minimal, and a "natural" sleeping drug is used on the heroine. The movie's reactionary message will likely appeal to many teens; hopefully it will inspire good deeds instead of destructive ones.
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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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- Genre:Thriller, Action
- Release Date:May 31, 2013
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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