“Lobbying is about foresight. About anticipating your opponent’s moves and devising counter measures. The winner plots one step ahead of the opposition. And plays her trump card just after they play theirs. It’s about making sure you surprise them. And they don’t surprise you.”
A political thriller that while smart and fast-paced, misses the mark: Sloane is every bit as ruthless and Machiavellian as any male character has been but is allowed to become sentimental by the end, betraying the character and performance.