The Siege Reviews

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February 16, 2019
Unfortunately, the movie's ignorant portrayals of other cultures while espousing a message of brotherhood comes across as not a little hypocritical.
May 29, 2016
...a solid concept in search of a consistent (and engaging) execution.
September 7, 2011
June 21, 2007
More political than entertaining, The Siege is a reflection of our heightened awareness and sensitivity to terrorism and the price of freedom.
December 6, 2005
April 9, 2005
May 26, 2004
November 6, 2003
Zwick (Courage Under Fire) has fashioned another ethical tour de force that reveals his dedication to serious filmmaking.
May 20, 2003
February 8, 2003
December 8, 2002
If you like political thrillers with lots of explosions, domestic terrorism, and vein-popping army Generals, this movie's for you.
November 7, 2002
Top Critic
October 10, 2002
October 9, 2002
A gripping build up gives way to an incredibly dumb finish.
June 5, 2002
A flawed but not uninteresting political thriller that struggles with middling success to satisfy the dual aims of being both commercially entertaining and socially significant.
March 5, 2002
The Siege attempts to update the bluffs and counterfeints of the Cold War spy thriller, not to advance any ideological point but to obscure the fact that it doesn't have one.
February 28, 2002
The Siege raises a lot of important questions about racism, free speech, and the power of government. It doesn't deal with them particularly effectively.
June 14, 2001
It was like eating celery - crunchy and loud and tasty - then zero caloric content after all that trouble chewing it.
May 11, 2001
It's difficult to sustain a responsible subtext when you're delivering the jolts required to keep butts in the seats.
February 27, 2001
The Siege is a good idea that is never quite executed as it should be.
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