State and Main
State and Main (2000)

Walter Price is directing a movie that has gone over budget. Having been kicked out of his New Hampshire filming location, Price must quickly find a new, low budget location that can quickly pass as a 19th Century village. He soon comes… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 22, 2000
DVD Release Date: June 19, 2001
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: State and Main offers plenty of wit and laughs in its lampoons of the movie industry.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Hollywood corrupts absolutely, and Mamet turns the toxic process into the year's best and smartest comedy.

Sara Wildberger
Miami Herald

A surfeit of farce and fast-talking makes up for a lack of plot.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

retains a lightheartedness that pokes fun at the film industry and gives some memorable performances

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

State and Main might be the perfect David Mamet movie for people who don't like David Mamet movies. The nice thing about it, though, is that it won't disappoint the rest of us.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

As much fun to listen to as it is to watch.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Intriguing characters, good movie for older teens.

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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News

An amusing trifle.

Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer

Mamet has an unrivaled ear for dialogue.

Nick Rogers

David Mamet, that president emeritus of hard-consonant profanity, often seems as comfortable with softer stuff as a man wearing wool in July. But this on-the-nose Hollywood satire played like Preston Sturges absolved of Production-Code limitations.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
WORTHLESS. I'm slowly coming around to the fact that Mamet's stilted patois <i>might</i> work, but definitely not when he writes… More
Michael S
David Mamet's most funny, and light-hearted work.
Derek A
This is a complete waste of time. A lame movie chalk full of many great actors. Did all these guys owe the director a favor??? I'm really not fond of… More
Daniel Perry
No one saw this movie. What a shame.
Aaron Neuwirth
Walt Price: How are we coming with the dead horse scene? Marty Rossen: You can't actually kill the horse. Walt Price: Aw, fuck me! Writer/Director David… More
Steve B.
I could rate this higher if Mamet had stayed with his original ending, rather than going for the standard "Mamet-bait-and-switch" trick.