The East

The East

DVD - 2013
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Sarah Moss is an ambitious new recruit at an elite private intelligence firm. Her first undercover assignment is to infiltrate 'The East, ' an elusive activist collective that terrorizes corporate leaders who commit crimes against humanity. The more involved she gets, the more Sarah's life is in danger.
Publisher: [United States] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2013]
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE East
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (117 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
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laser optical, NTSC
video file, DVD video, Region 1, rda

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aaropender
Jul 31, 2019

-I actually appreciate the themes of the film.
-However, as a film, this one is weak. The tension somehow falls apart early in the third and final act. The movie never quite generates the feels as fully as it would like to. The concept/writing needed some work, and the acting was off at times. 1.5/5 stars (30%)

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firefly5
May 26, 2019

Not a movie I would recommend but I did watch it to the end. Some parts were not believable but it's a movie after all!

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ferm_dawg
May 22, 2019

If you want to waste 2 hours, I recommend this movie!!! I feel sorry for today's youth with all the teenage, female, racial dystonia. What a horrible story. They are a band of fugitives who live in an abandoned luxury house that has been burned down. (Shock) it happen's to be the leaders family house! All burnt out, and yet a computer lab with a genius hacker in the basement! The "Plan" is to infiltrate rich people's party's to punish them (because it is evil to be wealthy, everyone should be the same...) Then they dress up like model's, drive a new Mercedes out of the forest, and somehow to hired to work as server's for the party. Genius!!!

Ug, snore, how does this script make it allllll they way to my laptop's DVD player; Now that would be an interesting story worth telling.

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breemu
Aug 26, 2016

Somewhat believable scenarios. Interesting range of characters. Nicely done moral subtleties.

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Cyrano111
Jul 25, 2016

Great picture, and valid also.
Makes you want to turn anarchist!

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arc_uva_ursi
Feb 06, 2016

Well worth watching.

Quimeras Oct 08, 2015

It is unfortunate that as the film progresses it focuses more on the characters and less on the issues. I was disappointed by the predictable and safe ending.

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Twiggzette
Aug 30, 2015

This may be a duplicate review. If so, I apologize. I found this movie to be targeted at ignorant kids and young adults who actually believe the politically correct enviro-excrement lies that they're being force-fed in our horrible public schools. It's offensive unless you're brainwashed into thinking that radical, illegal action is justified for a scientifically discredited "cause".

7duffy May 15, 2015

Decent story, well written and directed. Cast is very believable with the material. I don't need to see the lead's undercover lifestyle's effect on her private life, but other than that, it holds your interest.

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Janice21383
Mar 01, 2015

I don't quite believe in this idealized band of eco-warriers, versus a private (and evil, natch) security firm. What if the eco-warriers were more personally flawed and dangerous, as they might be in real life, and they were taking on the FBI? The issues would appear more complex then. And yet, The East does a decent job of presenting the temptations of both the status quo and violent action, and even a third way that is the opposite of apathy. Brit Marling has written herself a starring role; I hope to see more of her soon. The East is one of the last films produced jointly by Ridley Scott and the late Tony Scott.

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jimg2000
Jun 10, 2014

CEO: I don't understand.
IZZY: It's pretty
simple, really.
You make your living by poisoning this creek and other rivers and lakes.
You separate yourselves in gated
communities with golf courses...
...from the world
you're destroying. From the families
who cannot afford to move away
from this creek.
Or from the cancer their children are dying of.
You create for a living...
...toxic chemicals that will
outlive us all and feel nothing.
But tonight, you will feel something.
Strip.
CEO: Be reasonable. You're
threatening our lives.
BENJI: You're the CEO of this company. How many lives
are you threatening?

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jimg2000
Jun 10, 2014

Activist message:
We want all those
who are guilty
to experience the
terror of their crimes.
Because it shouldn't be so
easy to get away with murder.
Lie to us...
we'll lie to you.
Spy on us...
we'll spy on you.
Poison our habitat...
...we'll poison yours.
We are The East and this
is just the beginning.

aaa5756 Feb 02, 2014

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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