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In the Line of Fire Reviews

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Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun

It just builds, relationship by relationship, detail by detail, clever stroke by clever stroke, taking you in and making you its own. It ought to wear a sign: Danger. Professionals At Work.

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 30, 2013
Clifford Terry
Chicago Tribune
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Petersen directs his film in a straightforward, workmanlike fashion-few surprises here -- and, curiously, for most of the film is better at establishing a kind of amiability than a hard tension.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

July 30, 2013
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
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Director Wolfgang Petersen moves the story along, but his real job is to simply stay out of the way of his two racehorse lead actors. And he does.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

July 30, 2013
Barry McIlheney
Empire Magazine

What separates In The Line Of Fire from the rest of the bog-standard good-guy/bad-guy set-up is the clear implication throughout that these two sworn enemies have more in common than they may think.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 5/5

July 30, 2013


Eerie assassin and protector are perfectly balanced in this classy entertainment.

Full Review Source: Film4

July 30, 2013
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Every part of this film trades so heavily on Eastwood's presence that it is impossible to imagine it with anyone else in the starring role.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 30, 2013
Terrence Rafferty
New Yorker
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The movie has a clear, simple thriller logic that's far more satisfying than the static variations-on-a-massacre construction of Eastwood's Dirty Harry pictures and spaghetti Westerns.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

July 30, 2013
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Despite the presence of all these action-flick cliches, In the Line of Fire works. Sure, it's no more than a formula movie, but it's an effective formula movie.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

July 30, 2013
Ralph Novak
People Magazine

Preposterous but still thoroughly involving, this tense, kinetic, ingenious thriller is the thinking fan's action movie.

Full Review Source: People Magazine

July 30, 2013
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

How fitting that in this summer of dinosaurs, Clint Eastwood has again emerged as the most interesting thing on screen.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 30, 2013
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Between them, director Petersen and screenwriter Jeff Maguire do a memorable job developing their characters in this story of personal and professional redemption.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 30, 2013
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

[Peterson] keeps his new film hopping at a lively pace, and he shows sensitivity to the look and feel of American politics.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor

July 30, 2013
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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If you don't care about such motivations, this is a pretty good thriller, though not one you're likely to remember for very long.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 30, 2013
Tom Hutchinson
Radio Times

Petersen piles on the suspense with ruthless skill, while Eastwood reveals the same vulnerability that made his performance in Unforgiven so compelling and convincing.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 30, 2013
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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For the most part, this is an exciting, engaging thriller, well-directed by Wolfgang Petersen.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

July 30, 2013
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Feverish suspense is at work in In the Line of Fire, a film of surprising depth for an action thriller. The felicitous interweaving of humor and high drama is another hallmark of this tense story of wits.

Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

July 30, 2013
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Clint Eastwood has always been an old man. Even in the '60s, as the gunslinger in Sergio Leone westerns, Eastwood had the squinty eyes, sour mouth and weary walk of a soldier who had been in too many wars.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

July 30, 2013

Total Film

[A] shallow but well assembled thriller.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

July 30, 2013

TV Guide's Movie Guide

In the Line of Fire explores this intriguing premise with subtlety and suspense, particularly during several phone conversations between a gloating, you-can't-stop-me Leary and a visibly shaken Horrigan.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 30, 2013
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

One of the more rugged and enjoyable examples of how early-'90s mainstream cinema worked when it was being made sensibly and effectively.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 8/10

July 2, 2013
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