Saturday April 30th at 7pm
Wag the Dog has the confidence to let its own jaded view speak volumes for itself.
Hilary Henkin and David Mamet’s script is gleefully hyperbolic without ever straying from its political target.
Director Barry Levinson and writers Hilary Henkin and David Mamet (no less) have obviously known their share of Stanleys, and we have no trouble believing in him.
The picture conveys an irresistible pleasure in fakery for its own sake, and that’s its charm.
-New York Magazine
The pacing is crisp, the dialogue quippy and fast, the tone arch but energetic.
Wicked, poisonous fun.
A wicked smart satire on the interlocking worlds of politics and show business, Wag the Dog confirms every awful thought you’ve ever had about media manipulation and the gullibility of the American public.
-Los Angeles Times
Absurd and convincing at the same time.
Swift, hilarious and impossible to resist.
-New York Times
Packed full of wickedly amusing details and expertly modulated performances.
A bright idea well realized by director Barry Levinson.
A very classy act of nose thumbing.
Between the laughs, there are moments that ring so true they can raise goosebumps.
-San Francisco Chronicle
The movie is intelligent, but it’s also a lot of fun.
Wag the Dog nonetheless makes a perfect bookend piece for Network.