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24: Redemption (2008)


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Film based on the real-time television series "24" (2001), which chronicles a day in the life of Federal Agent Jack Bauer (Sutherland).

Nov 23, 2008

Fox Network

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Redemption is at its best when it focuses on action, not the after-action reports, and its best is awfully good.

February 6, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Redemption does set some nice, bouncy balls rolling for January.

February 6, 2013 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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A serviceable although not exceptional place-setter.

February 6, 2013 Full Review Source: Uncle Barky
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Redemption didn't so much whet my appetite for the show's full-time return in January as it did remind me of the many problems I had with it the last time it was on the air.

February 6, 2013 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
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24: Redemption amounted to: a sweaty, very extended and occasionally rather soupy trailer for the new series that begins in January.

February 6, 2013 Full Review Source: Independent

The true purpose of Redemption seems to be an introduction to the new characters and the situation in Sangala -- and that's not a bad thing at all.

February 6, 2013 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
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Welcome back, Jack.

February 6, 2013 Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
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Sutherland plays an appealing and reluctant hero, as he saves a group of African children targeted for kidnapping by the militia

February 6, 2009 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
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Audience Reviews for 24: Redemption

Kinda good but Jack Bauer didn't really do much like in the series, I wish he would have been in more action but what can you do... anyways it's just two hours of real time.

Set 18 months where Season 6 of '24' left off, former government agent Jack Bauer is in a self-imposed exile in the fictitious African country of Sangala where he hopes to escape from a U.S. investigation of him for his past methods, and to run from his past. Bauer works at a mission school for orphaned children run by his friend Carl Benton. The country is at the mercy of a rogue warlord general named Juma who is plotting a coup to overthrow the government and his right-hand man Colonel Dubaku, is abducting orphan boys and forcibly recruiting them into Juma's army. Bauer and Benton must work together to save the dozen or so boys and try to get them out of the country before Juma takes over. Meanwhile in Washington D.C., it is Inauguration Day where the outgoing President Noah Daniels is handing over the presidency to the first female president Allison Taylor (Cherry Jones). Hearing about the coup, Daniels wants to evacuate the country before it falls to the rogue general, while Taylor thinks otherwise. Elsewhere, Taylor's son Roger and his fiancée Samantha get wind of information from a friend about suspicious money transactions where he works at a local brokerage firm. But neither he or Roger are aware that a corrupt corporate mogul, Jonas Hodges, is plotting with General Juma to overthrow the government for monetary purposes and will do anything to keep his nefarious plans under wraps.
March 16, 2010
Manu Gino

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Ok but not a patch on the series.
March 5, 2010

Super Reviewer

Filling the gap between the seasons 6 and 7 this TV special combines most of the show's assets: Kiefer Sutherland BEING Jack Bauer, political intrigues, action in real time, annoyingly stupid minor characters, themes from actual world problems (in this case boy soldiers in Africa) and so forth. That's entertaining, but not entirely as nail-biting-exciting as the seasons usually are. Fans should still be pleased, if only as set up for season 7.
November 18, 2009

Super Reviewer

24 is a great TV show!

This "film" doesn't really exist as a stand-alone movie. It only serves to bridge the gap between Seasons 6 and 7. It was highly entertaining and full of action, like most 24 episodes. And it set the stage well for Season 7.

Not too much to say about it really. Just don't watch this thinking it's a spin-off movie because unless you watch the show, you'll have no idea what's going on.

PS... Jack is bad ass!
October 14, 2009
Derek A

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