Enemy of the State Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 1, 2013
As a simple thriller that wants only to excite and intensify, it's one of the better ones that the late '90s produced.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Decent thriller; not suitable for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Richard Luck
March 30, 2009
A highly enjoyable hi-tech thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
March 30, 2009
[Its] spirited action is balanced by an almost contemplative attitude toward surveillance phobias and the movie cliches they've spawned.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 22, 2006
Distinctly uneven but generally entertaining...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 8, 2006
If you want to believe in the dark side of government, we are already past the predictions of Enemy of the State.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 14, 2006
...it's the action, not the acting, that is the key to the movie's success, and that's where it excels with its constant momentum.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Scott Weinberg
May 14, 2006
It's got some great action moments, just enough energy to jolt you through the exposition deliveries, and a ridiculously colorful cast to keep your eyeballs busy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic

Time Out
January 26, 2006
Add Smith's lippy innocent and a host of subcontracted indie fresh faces, and you have the Bruckheimer formula: loud, lavish, seemingly efficient; over-large, over-long, over-plotted. Safe and sorry.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Who'd have thought I'd miss the subtle touch of the late Don Simpson?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
October 3, 2005
O roteiro bem construído e a direção enérgica de Scott conferem tensão ao filme, que também faz uma série de bem-vindas alusões a A Conversação.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
Since Scott could not make this film snap, crackle or pop faster or more loudly, you might find the evening a bit light.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
It's good to see an action thriller have a story that has some real meaning and issues that may open quite a few eyes to the fragility of the rights of the individual in a world where things are moving too fast to control.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Staci Layne Wilson
January 28, 2005
A super thriller with a great cat... er, cast.
Dragan Antulov
October 8, 2004
It satisfies needs of those who crave for quality entertainment as much as the needs of those who like some food for thought.
| Original Score: 6/10
Josh Gilchrist
October 5, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
Carlo Cavagna
August 11, 2003
High production values and Gene Hackman are the only things that stand out in this run-of-the-mill Hollywood paranoia thriller. The unimaginative plot consists mostly of Will Smith being chased around by government agents.
| Original Score: D+
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
April 1, 2003
The movie has plenty of high-tech power, spinning out action so explosive you'll hardly notice how preposterous the story is or how cardboard-thin the characters are.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Smith has vaulted himself into worlwide fame and success in less than 10 years and is showing no signs of stopping.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
You've got to hand it to director Tony Scott and producer Jerry Bruckheimer: They know how to please a crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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