Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »
Listal logo

In the Loop (2009)

Directed by

Starring (View all)
Peter Capaldi Peter Capaldi
Malcolm Tucker
Harry Hadden-Paton Harry Hadden-Paton
Civil Servant
Gina McKee Gina McKee
Judy Molloy
Tom Hollander Tom Hollander
Simon Foster
Chris Addison Chris Addison
Toby Wright
James Smith James Smith
Michael Rodgers
Zach Woods Zach Woods

Written by (View all)
Jesse Armstrong Jesse Armstrong
Simon Blackwell Simon Blackwell


138 votes
Best movie posters ever (130 items)
list by johanlefourbe
Published 12 years, 3 months ago 17 comments
134 votes
Black Comedy - Updated Jan 2015 (358 items)
list by jaytoast
Published 12 years, 9 months ago 40 comments
130 votes
6,006 Movies For a Post-Covid World... (6013 items)
list by ToonHead2102
Published 11 years, 6 months ago 14 comments
93 votes
Watched in 2012 (612 items)
list by Coby
Published 10 years, 11 months ago 12 comments
85 votes
The Best Movie Posters of 2009 (38 items)
list by Pedro Fiuza
Published 13 years, 1 month ago 20 comments

In the Loop Videos



Added 13 years ago



Added 13 years ago

Cover art, photos and screenshots

5 votes
3 votes
2 votes
2 votes
2 votes

View all In the Loop pictures (11 more)


Comedy gold!

12 years, 9 months ago at Mar 4 13:16
2 votes
This is absolute comic genius and has to be one of the most hilarious British films in years. The script has to be one of the funniest in cinema you're ever likely to see and hear and easily containing some of the most quotable lines too.

In The Loop's attention to detail is really the driving force in the film. Every segment about the upcoming war is spoken about and brilliantly wri... read more


10 years, 2 months ago at Sep 24 22:10
2 votes
A richly comic example of what can be done when portraying the ludicrous tribalism and confusion that is the hallmark of modern politics.

The core topic was a little late to the table since the invasion it alludes to had already taken place and that topic was so complicated that it could barely be fit into a series of films let alone one.

Iceman, the alcoholic source ... read more

A great movie

11 years ago at Nov 30 15:14
1 vote
At some point I bought the DVD for this film but, for some reasons, I gave it to a good friend of mine at the time who obviously didn't care at all for this movie (In fact, after all these years, I'm pretty sure he never have watched the damned thing) and I really now regret this decision which seemed to be a good idea at the time. Anyway, since I heard many good things about this movie, I was rea... read more
View all In the Loop reviews
Description: IN THE LOOP is a smart new comedy and Sundance Film Festival hit from the acclaimed team behind the award-winning BBC TV comedy series THICK OF IT. The film is drawing instant comparisons to great political and absurdist comedies like DR. STRANGELOVE, WAG THE DOG, THANK YOU FOR SMOKING and MONTY PYTHON. With razor-sharp, truly laugh-out-loud dialogue the film pokes fun at the absurdity and ineptitude of our highest leaders. With everyone looking out for number one, and the fate of the free world at stake (but apparently incidental), the hilarious ensemble cast of characters bumbles its way through Machiavellian political dealing ... (more)
Release date: 19 March 2009
Tags: Comedy (13), Politics (9), Satire (8), British (8), War (8), 2009 (8), Diplomacy (5), Military (4), 2000s (4), UK (3), Bbc (3), "War On Terror" (2), SnP (2), Comedies (2), 2000's (2), Live-action (2), Action/adventure (2), Great Britain (2), London (2), Political (2)
My tags: Add tags

Update feed

DarthTrino added this to a list 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Peliculas vistas en 2022 (571 movies items)
DarthTrino posted 6 images [View All] 2 months, 3 weeks ago

DarthTrino added this to a list 2 months, 3 weeks ago
PvtCaboose91 added this to a list 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Movies Viewed in 2022 (546 movies items)

" First Viewing Viewing Date: March 21st Via: Stan. Plot: A political satire about a group of skeptical American and British operatives attempting to prevent a war between two countries. Rating: 7.6/10 Why Did I Watch It? This was a random watchlist pick based on the good reviews and the fact I recently saw The Death of Stalin from the same director."

maxafa added this to a list 1 year, 8 months ago
Debutant Movies (150 movies items)

"Armando Iannucci"

Agirl added this to a list 1 year, 9 months ago
My Favorite Movies (52 movies items)
NMartucci added this to a list 1 year, 10 months ago
Top 50 Movie Character Crushes (49 movies items)

"Anna Chlumsky as Liza Weld "

crazymetalhead added this to a list 2 years, 9 months ago
johanlefourbe added this to a list 2 years, 11 months ago
My Queue 2 - Movie backlog (1541 movies items)
BeeKeeper added this to a list 2 years, 11 months ago
100 movies (81 movies items)
Clarence added this to a list 3 years, 7 months ago
Watched (2019) (1200 movies items)
the giraffe voted for an image 4 years, 7 months ago

the giraffe added this to a list 4 years, 7 months ago
Movies the giraffe watched in 2018: April (24 movies items)

"Re-watch - April 17th Seeing The Death of Stalin last month had me itching to revisit In the Loop, so I picked it up from the library. My rating for it hasn't changed, and I appreciated all the same aspects as last time I saw it. Amusingly enough I watched it almost exactly 4 years after my first time seeing it (4/16/2014). I still don't think it's great, but it's always a good time and I love the ways it satirizes the post-9/11 rush to war. "

muh added this to a list 4 years, 9 months ago
2009-Best to Worst (102 movies items)
Exclusive added this to a list 5 years ago
JxSxPx posted a review 5 years, 1 month ago

In the Loop

“Can we all just admit that television-to-film adaptations typically don’t work, and that they emerge as bloated episodes on the big screen? Or that they emerge with a distinct feeling of three or more episodes strung together? Well, prepare to be amazed as In the Loop functions on its own merits as a brilliant piece of wicked political satire with no prior knowledge of the show necessary to enjoy it all.   In the wake of our current never-ending political quagmire it’s almost difficult to even mildly chuckle at the lunatics running the asylum. Yet the sight of Peter Capaldi wrapping his Scottish brogue around a series of expletive-laden verbal tirades is impressive in the musicality and muscularity with which he attacks them. A personal favorite is a threat of sticking his cock so f” read more

Kristian added this to a list 5 years, 2 months ago
Project #1 -1001 Movies I Must see Before I die- (1167 movies items)

" Rating iMDB: My Rating: Director: Actors: Genre: The Plot:"

apu11 added this to a list 5 years, 9 months ago
Watchlist (752 movies items)
apu11 added this to a list 5 years, 10 months ago
Watchlist (752 movies items)
pussiahma added this to a list 5 years, 11 months ago
Movies Watched in 2016 (177 movies items)

"2nd viewing, Yle Areena 26 December 2016 Directed by: Armando Ianucci Ianucci on poliittisen satiirin/komedian mestari ja In the Loop on tyylilajin parhaimpia elokuvia. "

JxSxPx added this to a list 6 years, 1 month ago
PopMatter's Essential Film Performances - 2013 (50 movies items)

"Pete Capaldi The cursing in In the Loop, a film about the madcap escalation of a questionable remark made by International Development Minister Simon Foster (played by Tom Hollander), is so fast-paced that it becomes awe-inspiring. In director Armando Ianucci’s universe—which includes In the Loop‘s Britcom predecessor The Thick of It and the HBO hit Veep—no one is more eloquent in their profanity than Minister of Communications Malcolm Tucker. The controlled lunacy and ribald rage which "

Queen of Horror added this to a list 6 years, 4 months ago
Movies that reference other movies! (48 movies items)

""Shut it, Love Actually! Do you want me to hole punch your face?"Paul  "

moviebuff added this to a list 6 years, 4 months ago
The Movie Geek added this to a list 6 years, 7 months ago

People who liked this also liked

Rating: 7.4
Rating: 8.4
Rating: 8
Rating: 7.8
Rating: 7.7
Rating: 8.6
Rating: 8.1
Rating: 7.1
Rating: 6.9
Rating: 8
Rating: 7.6
Rating: 8.3
Rating: 8.2
Rating: 7.8
Rating: 8.1
Rating: 7.5
Rating: 6.9
Rating: 8.3