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The Peacemaker (1997)

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Average Rating: 5.3/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 7

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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

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Michael Schiffer

Oct 24, 2000

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All Critics (56) | Top Critics (17) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (19) | DVD (16)

...a frustrating picture with all the ingredients to be a truly outstanding action thriller, yet never quite achieving its ambitions.

September 21, 2010 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

The Peacemaker is a critical reminder that nothing's quite as dynamic as fully bloomed, gung ho, widescreen descent into possible worldwide destruction.

September 14, 2010 Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com
BrianOrndorf.com

Another formulaic action movie devoid of any suspense, feeling or realistic sense of danger.

March 5, 2006
FulvueDrive-in.com

HEY, HOLLYWOOD! THE COLD WAR IS OVER! Think they heard that? I doubt it.

February 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Quips Online
Film Quips Online

The plot works on a mechanical level, but "The Peacemaker" reveals the Bond movies are smart to oil the cogs with humor and sex appeal.

June 20, 2002 Full Review
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Explores the theme of nuclear terrorism with zest and momentum.

February 28, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

First-time filmmaker Mimi Leder builds a couple of suspenseful scenes in the last half-hour, but most of the story is stale and predictable.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science Monitor

A sturdy, entertaining popcorn movie.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

A solid, muscular thriller that manages to deliver big action set-pieces without insulting the audience's intelligence.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for The Peacemaker

An absolute stinker!
September 24, 2009
SirPant

Super Reviewer

A pretty good film really good action packed film and good performances
April 24, 2009
FiLmCrAzY
Film Crazy

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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.
February 8, 2009
TheMachinist

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.
September 24, 2008
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