Wag the Dog

Wag the Dog

Wag the Dog

Dustin Hoffman gives an Oscar-nominated performance in this comedy from director Barry Levinson (Rain Man), co-starring with Robert De Niro as a professional pair – one a spin-doctor, the other a Hollywood producer – looking to manufacture a war in order to help a shamed president win a re-election. Also stars Anne Heche, Denis Leary and Kirsten Dunst.

1997Rating: M, Offensive language97 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

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Glib cynicism isn't a tremendously appealing quality, but in Wag the Dog it at least has the benefit of comic precision and polished handling.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

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An ode to the thrill of deception, a thrill embodied in Hoffman's inspired performance.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Written in part by David Mamet, Wag The Dog is a lovely idea, with credibility buoyed by its incredible timeliness.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

Glib cynicism isn't a tremendously appealing quality, but in Wag the Dog it at least has the benefit of comic precision and polished handling.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

An ode to the thrill of deception, a thrill embodied in Hoffman's inspired performance.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Written in part by David Mamet, Wag The Dog is a lovely idea, with credibility buoyed by its incredible timeliness.

3.0

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