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The Sentinel Reviews


Time Out
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December 30, 2006

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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May 6, 2006
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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A mediocre time-waster

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

April 27, 2006
Bill Gallo
Village Voice
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[The film] has more holes than Bush's war plan and employs less fluent English.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 25, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Nobody's better than Michael Douglass as playing that guy who makes that big mistake, and then spends the rest of the movie trying to atone for it.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

April 24, 2006
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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If you're going to make a movie with the same title as a second-rate horror film, it should at least be as entertaining as that second-rate horror film.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 21, 2006
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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A well-constructed and genuinely tense thriller.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

April 21, 2006
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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A fairly by-the-numbers route through shootings, framings, diabolical plots and lots of dark-suited Secret Service types talking frantically into their shirt cuffs. (Watch closely, and you'll figure out pretty early who the bad seed is.)

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

April 21, 2006
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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If the movie had seized on the purely tacky melodramatic potential of the plot so far -- The Sentinel might have floated above its own silliness on bubbles of pure soap.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

April 21, 2006
Justin Chang
Variety
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A half-hearted exercise in political paranoia,The Sentinel unravels its wrong-man scenario with business-like efficiency and an impressively jittery visual scheme, but falls far short of providing visceral or emotional thrills.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 21, 2006
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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So, although some enjoyment can be had from watching The Sentinel with an uncritical eye, it remains a deeply flawed piece of mainstream action entertainment.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 21, 2006
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Rife with meaningless hugger-mugger, the movie is no In the Line of Fire.

| Original Score: 2/4

April 21, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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This is solid genre filmmaking that makes up for a lack of surprises with superior performances, excellent depictions of tradecraft (shades of CSI) and whiplash editing and pacing.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

April 21, 2006
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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The Sentinel is so bland that it wants only to be as good as TV.

| Original Score: 2/4

April 21, 2006
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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The story and style fit comfortably with today's TV and movie fashions: the cop procedural, kinetic editing, a pressure-cooker job rife with competition, and a countdown to possible disaster.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

April 21, 2006
Peter Debruge
Miami Herald
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The movie goes barreling full-speed ahead in the wrong direction, as if the umpteenth film about a potential presidential assassination could possibly compare to, say, any given episode of 24.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

April 21, 2006
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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The Sentinel's brains may be mush, but its brawn is powered by superb stunts, high-tech gizmos and a potent sense of peril.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 21, 2006
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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A rather mechanical, soulless affair that avoids politics or anything else that might clearly define who these characters are and why we should care.

April 21, 2006
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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The Sentinel, a contrived and tepid thriller that insists on wanting to interest us in its main plot -- the usual nefarious plan to assassinate the leader of the free world.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

April 21, 2006
Tom Long
Detroit News
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There are tense situations, daring escapes, shots fired, innocent civilians at risk, foreign terrorists. What else do you need?

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B-

April 21, 2006
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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A decently crafted if dull innocent-man-on-the-run drama with all the excitement of a White House press briefing. We know most of the answers before there are questions.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

April 21, 2006
Grady Hendrix
Slate
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There are thousands of us in over-air-conditioned screening rooms all over the country, throwing our bodies between you and bad movies. When I see a bullet coming, I'll take the hit so you don't have to. Don't thank me, ma'am. It's my job.

Full Review Source: Slate

April 21, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Implausible and overdirected, The Sentinel buries a fuzzy plot under a ton of frenzied action.

| Original Score: D+

April 21, 2006
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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The movie strains with fast cuts and Steadicam swoops to make thrilling a job that, while hardly mundane, should be routine.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2/4

April 21, 2006
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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It's as dutiful and humorless as any lesser Harrison Ford vehicle, though not as unforgivable as this year's Ford jalopy, Firewall.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

April 21, 2006
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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It's a competent, if forgettable and implausible, thriller with some decent acting on the part of Sutherland and Michael Douglas as Secret Service agents.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 20, 2006
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Why would Michael Douglas attach himself to a Washington thriller as deeply ridiculous, suspense-free and potentially career-damaging as The Sentinel?

| Original Score: 2/5

April 20, 2006
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Yes, it's not always plausible and unapologetically by the numbers, but when the numbers are polished to such a high sheen, it would be next door to treason to complain.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

April 20, 2006
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Sentinel is a medium-dumb thriller that starts out with momentary promise but gets progressively sillier.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

April 20, 2006
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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The movie keeps running in circles, creating the illusion of progress. But by the end, you've gone nowhere. The Manchurian Candidate it isn't.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 20, 2006
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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The dialogue is wooden, so are many of the subsidiary performances, but the action is often good.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B

April 20, 2006
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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At a time when American audiences seem grateful for the opportunity to drool at mindless horror trash, it is encouraging that well-crafted thrillers are still being made about characters who have dialogue, identities, motives and clean shirts.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

April 20, 2006
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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It's a sleek piece of entertainment with attractive performers who deliver exactly what's expected of them.

| Original Score: 3/4

April 20, 2006
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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All this fuss and bother over a very limited leading man who has stayed too long at the fair, brandishing his brawn.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 20, 2006
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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The Sentinel winds up being a cool way to spend a couple of hours. For the average moviegoer of late, that's almost joyous news.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

April 20, 2006
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It's a pity that a film with so much promise descends into such lazy predictability.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

April 20, 2006
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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After a solid first third, The Sentinel wobbles and lurches and starts unsurprising you with its unsurprises.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

April 20, 2006
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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The Sentinel is one of those well-oiled-machine movies from Hollywood that's slick in an inoffensive way, efficient in a give-the-viewers-what-they-want way. It has no personality per se, but that's what a picture like this is all about.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B-

April 20, 2006
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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The actors look uniformly unhappy to be there.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

April 20, 2006
Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
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Eva Longoria is the first-day-on-the-job rookie Sutherland improbably takes on as his partner. Her presence is the only irrefutable confirmation that this musty movie was indeed shot in the 21st century.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

April 19, 2006
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