The Peacemaker (1997)



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The first motion picture produced by DreamWorks SKG, The Peacemaker (1997) was a spy thriller that married the exotic locations and derring-do of James Bond with the high-tech obsession and post-Cold War politics of Tom Clancy. Greedy Russian military officers crash two trains into each other, the warheads aboard one causing a nuclear blast. The accident is a cover for the theft of some of the weapons for sale to terrorists and rogue governments. In the U.S., intelligence officer Lt. Col. Tom … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Schiffer
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On DVD: Oct 24, 2000


as Thomas Devoe

as Julia Kelly

as Dimitri Vertikoff

as Dusan Gavrich

as Alexsander Kodoroff

as Vlado Mirich

as Hamilton

as Gen. Garnett

as Appleton

as CPN Beach

as Sen. Bevens

as Santiago

as Dr. Taraki

as Alan

as Russian Corporal

as DOE Helo Tech

as Branigan

as INS Agent

as NY Priest

as Female NY Cop

as Kordech Guard

as UN Representative

as German Backpacker

as FBI Agent No. 1

as FBI Agent No. 3

as Bazta Sgt.

as FBI Agent No. 2

as Piano Student

as Limo Driver

as CNN Rep--Sarajevo

as UN Official

as Sniper No. 1

as Maj. Rich Numbers

as Sniper No. 2

as Pilot No. 3

as Serb Minister

as DOE Haz-mat Tech

as DOE Haz-mat Tech

as Polish IFOR Soldier

as Angry Motorist

as Pilot No. 1

as Philly Agent

as Vienna Cafe Singer

as NYPD Cop

as Bazta Merchant

as Praporshik

as Man with Poodle

as National Guard Capta...

as DOE Agent

as Kelly Girl

as Young Sniper

as CIA Agent

as Russian Controller

as Radio Officer

as CNN Newscaster

as Older Major

as Alexsander Kodoroff
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Critic Reviews for The Peacemaker

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (17)

Hops the globe like an old Bob Hope troop show in a futilely frenzied attempt to obscure script weaknesses.

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Audience Reviews for The Peacemaker

A pretty good film really good action packed film and good performances

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

Today, when we're used to set high standards to action movies, and usually be satisfied with the end result, "The Peacemaker" just doesn't fit the picture of a high-class action thriller.

The story develops fast, which is a good thing. It's just another manhunt for some terrorists, who are, suprise, from Russia. Some twists and turns and the end credits start to roll. So no originality here.

There's a lot of action in the movie but it's just not that exciting. The production values have increased in the last 10 years but nevertheless, better action movies were made at the same time as "The Peacemaker".

George Clooney in the male lead is just horrible. Don't get me wrong, I like Clooney and he has made several good performances after this movie. He just doesn't seem to fit the role. All the stupid grins and head shaking... Nicole Kidman in the female lead gives a mediocre performance. But what an iron lady! When Clooney's character is puffing his lungs out, Kidman acts like nothing remotelly to running ever even happened.

Could've worked 10 years ago when I saw it for a first time but now... You'll just get disappointed.

Jani H

Super Reviewer

An expertly crafted and superb thriller. A smart, thrilling, well-paced and action-packed thrill-ride. It explodes with white-knuckle tension, drilling suspense and teriffic speacial-effects. A story thats solid, intelligent and energetic all the way through. George Clooney and Nicole Kidman are perfectly matched. A breathtaking, gripping and riveting edge of your seat thriller.

Al S

Super Reviewer

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