“The East” is most Hollywood of the Brit Marling films I have seen. While carrying that independent film feel, the cast and budget make it stand out. It chronicles the story of an anarchist group whose methods are unconventional and can be considered a form of terrorism. As a common denominator, Brit looks stunning. It’s a thriller for sure and highly enjoyable film with a star studded cast. Parts are lacking in “believable” character development and storyline so it lost a couple points with me there. 8/10
The East (2013)
PG-13 | 1h 56min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller | 28 June 2013 (UK)
From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video
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: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Zal Batmanglij, Brit Marling
Stars: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page