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State of Play is an thriller movie directed by Kevin Macdonald and starring Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams and Helen Mirren and Robin Wright. The movie was written by Matthew Michael Carnahan (screenplay), Tony Gilroy (screenplay). The film has a $60 million budget with a 127-minute running time. State of Play currently has a 7.1 IMDb rating, based on 123270 and 64 Metascore on Metacritic. The movie is rated PG-13.

release date for State of Play

State of Play release date

When does State of Play come out in theaters?

The official theatrical release date for State of Play (2009)is April 17, 2009.


When will State of Play be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

State of Play DVD/Blu-ray release date is PENDING. The estimated DVD release date is July 2009. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in July 2009. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

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State of Play budget

How much did State of Play cost to make?

$60,000,000 budget

The movie cost $60 million to make.

State of Play movie poster

State of Play rating

PG-13 Rated

State of Play is rated PG-13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers (under 13).


State of Play reviews

7.1 IMDb 64 Metascore

The movie currently has a 7.1 of out 10 IMDb rating and 64 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.


State of Play trailer

State of Play plot summary

What is State of Play about?

Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party’s contender for the upcoming presidential race. Until his research assistant/mistress is brutally murdered and buried secrets come tumbling out.


Synopsis from IMDb When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the congressman, his old college friend.


The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.


State of Play cast

Who is in State of Play?

Russell Crowe in State of Play Russell Crowe as Cal McAffrey
Ben Affleck in State of Play Ben Affleck as Stephen Collins
Rachel McAdams in State of Play Rachel McAdams as Della Frye
Helen Mirren in State of Play Helen Mirren as Cameron Lynne
Robin Wright in State of Play Robin Wright as Anne Collins

State of Play box Office

How much did State of Play make?

$87,784,194 worldwide

The film has made over $88 million worldwide at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales.


State of Play details

Theatrical Release Date: April 17, 2009
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: PENDING
Film Budget: $60 million
Box Office: $88 million
Length: 127 minutes
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Language: English

State of Play facts


How long is State of Play?

The movie is 127 minutes long (2 hours and 7 minutes).

What year did State of Play come out?

The movie is out on April 17, 2009. The movie has been out for .


Who is the lead actor in the movie?

Russell Crowe plays as Cal McAffrey.


Who is the director of State of Play?

Kevin Macdonald directed the movie.


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