Movies Like In the Line of Fire


97% Ghostbusters Aug 29
30% As Above/So Below Aug 29
36% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
76% The Congress Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
37% If I Stay $15.7M
21% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
46% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
66% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
19% Into The Storm $3.8M

Coming Soon

—— Innocence Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
—— The Identical Sep 05
67% Thunder and the House of Magic Sep 05
74% God Help the Girl Sep 05

New Episodes Tonight

—— Jonah From Tonga: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

75% The Cosmopolitans: Season One
100% Defiance: Season 2
100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
56% Married: Season 1
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

In the Line of Fire Reviews

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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
Todd McCarthy
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Director Wolfgang Petersen sends the story efficiently down its straight and narrow track, deftly engineering the battle of wills between two desperately committed men.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

You have a rendezvous with Dirty Harry's 62-year-old ass! And if you don't know what that means, you'd better figure it out!

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 30, 2008
Chris Cabin

It's Dirty Harry goes to Washington

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

June 4, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's an uncommonly exciting, intelligent movie, and one of the best summer movies ever made.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 4/4

March 26, 2007
Emanuel Levy

This well-executed picture demonstrates the validity of Hitchcock's claim that a thriller is as good as its villain. John Malkovich is an excellent villain, but the film also has a good, flawed hero, played by Clint Eastwood.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A-

December 12, 2006
Chuck O'Leary

Commercial entertainment at its finest. A first-class, exceptionally well-made thriller.

| Original Score: 9/10

March 3, 2006
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Directing each set-piece for all he's worth, Petersen highlights the plot with vivid details and invests several of the action sequences with moral/psychological dimensions.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A wonderful cat-and-mouse thriller matching Eastwood against Malkovich's serpentine would-be assassin.

| Original Score: 3/5

February 6, 2006
Scott Weinberg

Smooth and effortlessly entertaining political thriller. Eastwood & Malkovich deliver great work.

| Original Score: 4/5

April 2, 2005
Clint Morris

One of Eastwood's finest moments....truly tense

| Original Score: 3/5

March 10, 2005
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Malkovich is at top of his game. Clint is Clint, which is all that matters.

| Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2005
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Taut Eastwood thriller greatly helped by Malkovich's villain.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 15, 2004
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

I think this is the last Clint-as-badass movie I really enjoyed as much as I'd hoped.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 16, 2003
Fred Topel

Brilliant thriller. You feel as much for the villain as you do for the hero, almost rooting for both of them.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 14, 2003
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A guilt-ridden Secret Service agent sezies the opportunity to redeem himself.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

July 12, 2003
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

An engrossing thriller

| Original Score: 4/5

June 19, 2003
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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The most uproariously entertaining movie of the summer so far.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 20, 2003
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly

While strong performances by John Malkovich and Eastwood make this an engaging movie to watch, director Wolfgang Petersen too often substitutes gratuitous violence for suspense, enigma for narrative and cliches about loneliness for character development.

Full Review Source: Palo Alto Weekly | Original Score: 3/4

May 20, 2003
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Solid and well-crafted; neither Eastwood nor Petersen has been quite as good since.

| Original Score: 4/5

January 12, 2003
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