Brad Pitt has spoken of his disillusionment with US politics at a screening of his latest thriller Killing Them Softly.
The Hollywood star is a producer of the film as well as taking one of the lead roles.
It is based on George V Higgins' novel, Cogan's Trade, and was shot in New Orleans against the backdrop of the financial crash and the last American presidential election.
As well as being a tale of crime and violence, it explores the corruption of the American dream.
"I think we are at a really precarious position in our country where we are so divided," Pitt told Sky News.
"It seems to be more about winner takes all than really finding solutions to issues that are plaguing our country.
"It's hard for me not to be cynical about it all, can anyone make a difference?"
The actor also spoke about spending the summer in the UK with his family, declaring it had been "amazing".
"Euro cup, Wimbledon, the Olympics, the Paralympics. It's really been a nice time. I say that sincerely," he said.