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The East

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Zal Batmanglij

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About the Movie

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 Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 140
  • Fresh: 103
  • Rotten: 37
  • Average Rating: 6.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A watchably confused eco-thriller that's never sure who its heroes are. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Jun 13, 2013

Fresh: As a scriptwriter, actress Brit Marling has so far demonstrated an unerring instinct for creating meaty, if somewhat hard-to-swallow, roles for herself. – Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, Jun 7, 2013

Rotten: "The East" prizes an initial air of mystery over consistent drama, and as a result ends up squandering its intriguing premise. – Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Chicago Sun-Times, Jun 11, 2013

Fresh: Another project that proves this actress and filmmaker has the chops that will guarantee her longevity in the movie industry. – Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times, Jun 7, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Don't miss it!

This is one of the best films this year. It didn't get much of a theatrical run, but don't miss it. Excellent.


I have to say that Brit Marling's movies are so unique. "Sound of my voice", "Another Earth" and the latest "The East". All of them are worth watching because they are different than other crap that we have right now. It was not the best movie of the year, but it is very enjoyable. The screenplay is just amazing. I wish Brit an oscar. And of course credit for the director and co-writer Zal Batmanglij. Both of them together are doing a pretty amazing job. I am waiting for the next flick ;)

Compelling from start to finish

One of the best movies in a while... great acting, great story. Left me with a feeling that real life might just turn out to imitate fiction, rather than the reverse.

The East
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 2013

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