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In the Line of Fire Reviews

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June 12, 2014
Malkovich's good, but nasty and a little of a threat to this thriller of one unnecessary plot point that was too violent. Next to him in really good performances is Eastwood, both following director Wolfgang Peterson's direction that's taut with some smarts. (B+)

(Full review coming soon)
July 29, 2014
In the Line of Fire is an above average thriller that recycles many clichés. Its story progression is very formulaic and the ending is everything you expect it to be from a thriller of this sort. Even amidst all its flaws, In the Line of Fire manages to keep intensity due to its strong performances from Eastwood and Malkovich
April 21, 2010
(First and only viewing - 4/21/2010)
June 23, 2014
Two things get beat into your head over and over with this flick: 1. Clint is old
2. Malkovich is a super-villian who cannot be stopped.
June 21, 2014
Looking at Clint Eastwood's IMDB filmography, I realized this was really his last film as an action hero and he does it with charm, going out very much on a high note. Wolfgang Petersen directed this taught thriller about Secret Service agent Eastwood playing a cat and mouse game with potential presidential assassin John Malkovich. Malkovich is terrific as the killer, toying with Clint's past as the pact active Secret Service agent who was on JFK's detail when he was assassinated. There's also a strong supporting cast that includes Rene Russo as Clint's love interest, Gary Cole as Clint's secret service nemesis, Fred Dalton Thompson (a real-life DC insider), John Mahoney as Clint's boss, Dylan McDermott as his new partner and even Tobin Bell and John Heard in small but memorable bit parts. There's also a fine Ennio Morricone score for the film, which I never thought of at the time, but now realize that Morricone provided the music for the films that introduced Clint to the world as a major star in the Sergio Leone Dollars Trilogy, so it's quite apt that Morricone would also score Eastwoods final outing as an action hero (also from a European director). The excellent John Bailey provides the film a sharp, crisp look with his fine photography. The film's screenwriter, Jeff Maguire, delivers a smart script, which is surprising since he's never written anything of equal stature since (unless you count "Gridiron Gang"). This film is probably director Ptersen's best film outside of "Das Boot" and it a terrific swan song for Clint to say goodbye to the action/thriller genre.
June 4, 2014
a gripping psychological thriller
May 4, 2014
Eastwood commands the screen and Peterson delivers us a great movie.
April 21, 2014
I had a great time at this film when it first came out and I'm still really fond of it.
TheFeldster
April 18, 2014
A gripping Secret Service thriller, "In the Line of Fire" does nowadays hold a very 90's feel to it, but this Clint Eastwood/Wolfgang Petersen collaboration is still very much an exciting and enjoyable film.

Also starring John Malkovich and Rene Russo, this film works best when showing the phone call scenes between Eastwood's straight-laced no nonsense agent and John Malkovich's eccentric, psychotic assassin. The way the veteran actors bounce off of each other, using their career typecast characters to incredible effect, makes for a brilliant game of cat-and-mouse that can keep an audience on the edge of their seat.

With a similarly stunning climax, this film may take a while to get going, but it is sure to get you sucked in at some point, with memorable lines and great acting.
J M.
April 15, 2014
"The bad guy is in the line of offense; the good guy is in the line of defense: in this film."

*****

The film kicks off by establishing the lead character... Frank Horrigan... played by
(Clint Eastwood)
as an older secret service agent that works in: the counterfeiting department. This will all change when he is ordered to investigate a perceived threat against the president that was reported to the police by a landlord. Arriving at the scene
(Without a warrant)
he enters the apartment to find pictures posted on the wall of J-F-K; with a magazine that has a bull's eye drawn around the current president's head. When he returns home: he receives a mysterious phone call, & soon learns, that his being, at that specific place, was not by chance, but rather by a carefully constructed plan, by an unknown person that has identified himself: by the name of Booth... played by

(John Malkovich).
He has done his research on Frank...
(& he will use his knowledge of him to get in his head... as the film progresses; much to Frank's aggravation)
& is fascinated by Frank's history of being the lead secret service agent to J-F-K & The sufferings that he endured after the assassination; Booth makes his intention to him to assassinate the president & then disappears without a trace.

At the office in the treasury house: Frank meets up with his old friend & current director of the secret service; along with him is the head secret service agent that protects the president & a female agent Lilly Raines... played by...
(Rene Russo)...
The get go with Lilly gets off to a rocky start & Frank is perceived as having questionable social skills with out of date lingo
(Their relationship will become friendlier & turn into love as the film progresses).
Frank informs the others that Booth is dangerous: means to execute exactly what he says... Though they have no idea who he is Frank knows for certain that he will call again to taunt him. He is exactly right on the matter; it continues up until the climax when the final showdown takes place.

The film combines all elements, of a suspense drama, that incorporates love, lose, & action, into one. The digital technology was all topnotch as was the directing & editing; & cast members all gave an amazing performance. This film will entertain many viewers.

~

I give this mystery & suspense, action & adventure film an A + (Amazing)
filmlover1994
April 15, 2014
My Favorite Action Film Is 1988's Die Hard.
March 28, 2014
In The Line of Fire gives us a great game of cat and mouse. Clint Eastwood is plagued by John Malkovich in this riveting film. Malkovich says he's going to kill the president, and he purposely calls Eastwood, and pushes his buttons. He questions Eastwood's ability to protect someone. Malkovich brings a cold, but very intelligent mindset to his character. Everything he does, he does for a reason, and he's not shy about killing. Eastwood has to overcome the suspicions of his superiors in order to catch Malkovich, but no one wants to listen to him. The result is a film that crackles with suspense that escalates to a tense scene in a ballroom at the Bonneventure Hotel. Wolfgang Peterson ratchets up the tension and we feel every turn.
March 23, 2014
Great performances from all but too long and a ridiculous storyline!
February 10, 2014
The bad guy is in the line of offense; the good guy is in the line of defense: in this film.

The film kicks off by establishing the lead character... Frank Horrigan... played by (Clint Eastwood) as an older secret service agent that works in: the counterfeiting department. This will all change when he is ordered to investigate a perceived threat against the president that was reported to the police by a landlord. Arriving at the scene (without a warrant) he enters the apartment to find pictures posted on the wall of J-F-K; with a magazine that has a bull's eye drawn around the current president's head. When he returns home: he receives a mysterious phone call, & soon learns, that his being, at that specific place, was not by chance, but rather by a carefully constructed plan, by an unknown person that has identified himself: by the name of Booth... played by (John Malkovich). He has done his research on Frank... (& he will use his knowledge of him to get in his head... as the film progresses; much to Frank's aggravation) & is fascinated by Frank's history of being the lead secret service agent to J-F-K & The sufferings that he endured after the assassination; Booth makes his intention to him to assassinate the president & then disappears without a trace.

At the office in the treasury house: Frank meets up with his old friend & current director of the secret service; along with him is the head secret service agent that protects the president & a female agent Lilly Raines... played by... (Rene Russo)... The get go with Lilly gets off to a rocky start & Frank is perceived as having questionable social skills with out of date lingo (their relationship will become friendlier & turn into love as the film progresses). Frank informs the others that Booth is dangerous: means to execute exactly what he says... Though they have no idea who he is Frank knows for certain that he will call again to taunt him. He is exactly right on the matter; it continues up until the climax when the final showdown takes place.

The film combines all elements, of a suspense drama, that incorporates love, lose, & action, into one. The digital technology was all topnotch as was the directing & editing; & cast members all gave an amazing performance. This film will entertain many viewers.

~

I give this mystery & suspense, action & adventure film an A.
February 13, 2014
A Top-Notch Political Thriller Which See's A Pretty Decent Story, Great Script, Great Direction & Top-Notch Performances From Eastwood & Malkovich. Released In 1993, This Thriller See's Eastwood (Delivering One Of His Finest Performances) As Secret Service Agent Frank Horrigan. A Man Haunted By The Events Of 1963, When He Failed To Respond To The Assassination Of JFK. 30 Years Later (1993), & He Receives A Call From A Mysterious Psychotic (John Malkovich), Threatening The Current President's Life. This Assassin Involves Harrigan In A Tense Game Of Cat And Mouse. This Is One Of Very Few Films In Which Eastwood Stars, That's Not Produced By Malpaso Productions (Eastwood's Production Company), Since It's Creation In 1967.
shakercoola
January 12, 2014
Clint Eastwood as a kind of Clint Hill in a sense - the man who failed to stop JFK's assassination. It was the thirty year commemoration and Hollywood reminded us of the sterling work secret service personnel do, in the line of duty. A great thriller with a hauntingly nefarious villain in John Malkovich. Some great touches too that raise it above the chase.
neilljongman
December 28, 2013
Great suspense film - with Malkovich seeming to revel in playing the unhinged bad guy.
judebd
November 19, 2013
Want to see again and write something
November 18, 2013
Peterson e Maguire criam aqui um grande exemplar do gênero policial, contando com a forte presença de Eastwood e um dos melhores trabalhos de Malkovich.
November 9, 2013
Watching this makes you realize that Clint Eastwood has been playing the same grumpy old man role for a very long time. Also I loved watching John Malkovich as the bad guy. This surprisingly decent movie has been buried in movie history. But at the very least both Eastwood and Malkovich are interesting enough to keep the movie entertaining.
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