MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 30 this week

The East (2013)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  28 June 2013 (UK)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 33,620 users   Metascore: 68/100
Reviews: 102 user | 185 critic | 36 from Metacritic.com

An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities changing dramatically after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $0.00 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

Own
a list of 23 titles
created 28 Feb 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 01 Mar 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 30 Mar 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 10 Sep 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 16 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The East" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The East (2013)

The East (2013) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The East.
4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two documentary filmmakers attempt to penetrate a cult who worships a woman who claims to be from the future.

Director: Zal Batmanglij
Stars: Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius, Brit Marling
Another Earth (2011)
Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.

Director: Mike Cahill
Stars: Brit Marling, William Mapother, Matthew-Lee Erlbach
The Recordist (2007)
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When Charlie Hall encounters an eccentric older woman named Avis Dauphin her life is turned upside down. Avis is convinced that Charlie is an alien life form sent to Earth to record a ... See full summary »

Director: Zal Batmanglij
Stars: Brit Marling, Annie O'Donnell, Dwight Bacquie
Touchy Feely (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A massage therapist is unable to do her job when stricken with a mysterious and sudden aversion to bodily contact. Meanwhile, her uptight brother's floundering dental practice receives new life when clients seek out his healing touch.

Director: Lynn Shelton
Stars: Rosemarie DeWitt, Ellen Page, Josh Pais
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three Southern women - two sisters and one African-American slave - must fight to defend their home and themselves from two rogue soldiers who have broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army.

Director: Daniel Barber
Stars: Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, Muna Otaru
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who has discovered his identity.

Director: Robert Redford
Stars: Robert Redford, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci
Disconnect I (2012)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A drama centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today's wired world.

Director: Henry Alex Rubin
Stars: Jason Bateman, Jonah Bobo, Haley Ramm
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In New York City, a young girl is caught in the middle of her parents' bitter custody battle.

Directors: Scott McGehee, David Siegel
Stars: Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård, Steve Coogan
Stoker (2013)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

Director: Chan-wook Park
Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode
Arbitrage (2012)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.

Director: Nicholas Jarecki
Stars: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling
Posthumous I (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After false reports of his demise put him and his work on the map, an artist decides to continue the charade by posing as his own brother. Soon, a reporter enters his life and has a profound effect on him.

Director: Lulu Wang
Stars: Brit Marling, Jack Huston, Lambert Wilson
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The story of Abraham Lincoln's childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana and the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him for ever and the two women who guided him to immortality.

Director: A.J. Edwards
Stars: Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger, Brit Marling
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Doc
...
...
Thumbs
...
Tess
...
Eve
...
...
Tim
...
...
Porty McCabe
...
Robert McCabe (as Wilbur T. Fitzgerald)
...
Rory Huston
...
Richard Cannon
Edit

Storyline

A successful operative for an elite private intelligence firm is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Spy on us, we'll spy on you.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence, some disturbing images, sexual content and partial nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

28 June 2013 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Kelet  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$77,031 (USA) (31 May 2013)

Gross:

$2,268,296 (USA) (2 August 2013)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Marling and Batmanglij, who co-wrote the screenplay, based it on their experiences in the summer of 2009 practicing freeganism and joining an anarchist collective. See more »

Goofs

As Doc explains his history in the car, a large white rectangular movie light is reflected in his glasses. See more »

Quotes

Luca: Since when do we turn away outlaws?
See more »

Connections

Featured in Maltin on Movies: After Earth (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Buffalo Gals
Traditional
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not a single convincing moment.
9 September 2013 | by (Suffolk, England) – See all my reviews

Brit Marling made a helluva splash in 2011 with Another Earth. Writer and star, it was fantastic storytelling and acting. One of the only films to make a DV style work and be both compelling and convincing. It's really upsetting that her potential is squandered with The East. Writer and star again, this film is the furthest thing from Another Earth. However, perhaps this is due to the director/co-writer who has really condescending storytelling techniques. I skipped their pairing last year for The Sound Of My Voice because I heard mixed things but if it's supposedly worse than this then I don't want to know. Nothing about The East is convincing. It feels like there wasn't a lick of research done on either the anarchist group or the CIA or whatever random intelligence agent Marling worked for. There wasn't a convincing moment for the characters either. There's loadsa stuff that feels like it should work on paper but in execution, it just made me groan. It's like a cartoon of what the writers think this kind of stuff is like. So terribly contrived as well. It forces emotion too but it ends up just cold and melodramatic. It gets a little better in the second half when I decided to lower my expectations and just go with the flow but nothing could recover its messy first half hour. Impossible to invest in or take seriously.

5/10


15 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Compass in Van mannyx-1
Kind of reminded me of the Manson family... matt21675
A Movie That Makes Me Wish I Could 'DO SOMETHING' Too! agentstarlight
Who else was in awe of this? HypnoticPoison7
Anarchism video-feist
Hillary Baack (Eve) using American sign language Mononoke-hime
Discuss The East (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?