Stellar directing, excellent acting and a well crafted script makes this political thriller a must see film. Philip Seymour Hoffman delivered an outstanding performance! Evan Rachel Woods delivered the right mix of sexuality and innocence which made her character likable and yet an object of pity. George Clooney proved once again that he has what it takes to become an A list Director and the acting skills to stay on the A list. Real emotional moments leaped from the screen drawing the viewers deeper into the plot. Scenarios from this political drama could have easily played out in the corporate world where a thirst for power often leaves loyalty and morality in a dry barren forgotten place. Realism was the force of the day in this modern day drama. A sound script, an excellent cast as well as all around excellent performances will probably lead to Golden Globes and Oscars nominations. Angelina Stevens gives this must see little political thriller 2 Bravos.