State of play tells the story of U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins,an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. But the murder of a congressman's mistress an the investigation of a pair of reporters along with the police department began to exhume a bunch of secrets. The plot is very well developed and convincing and the screenplay is twisty and engaging. Its that kind of movies with a lot of suspense and mystery, very good drama and a bit of humor or sarcasm although it may fall into boredom at some moments. The cast is really amazing, Russell Crowe is Cal McAffrey, a fearless and sarcastic journalist capable of anything just to get a story, his performance as always is very convincing, Ben Affleck as Congressman Collins delivers a very dramatic and powerful acting job, Rachel McAdams in the role of journalist Della Frye and Helen Mirren as Cameron Lynne were excellent and at last but not least the supporting roles of Robin Wright Penn, Jason Bateman and Jeff Daniel worked very good for the movie development. In conclusion, State of play is a enjoyable movie that will keep you interested and on the edge of your seat asking for more.