The Siege Reviews

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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.
April 9, 2005
November 6, 2003
Zwick (Courage Under Fire) has fashioned another ethical tour de force that reveals his dedication to serious filmmaking.
February 8, 2003
November 7, 2002
Top Critic
October 10, 2002
October 9, 2002
A gripping build up gives way to an incredibly dumb finish.
February 14, 2001
Even at its most unbelievable, The Siege has the performances of Washington and Bening to fall back on, and a theme that understands that what's difficult is not choosing right from wrong but 'choosing the wrong that's more right.'
January 1, 2001
While the ending was pure Hollywood, and there was too much cute spy stuff, most of the film was suspenseful, engaging and thought-provoking.
January 1, 2000
While not especially clever or creative, The Siege ... grabs the audience by the intellect and doesn't let go for 120 minutes.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Exciting and thought-provoking.
January 1, 2000
The beginning of the movie was slow, but the middle and the end were exciting and suspenseful.
January 1, 2000
A stimulating, challenging film.
January 1, 2000
The Siege demonstrates just how easy it is for a movie to divide people into 'good' and 'bad.'
January 1, 2000
The Siege is many things at once: tense, exciting, disturbing, and thought provoking.
January 1, 2000
Any movie about terrorist bombings that contains relatively few explosions, as The Siege does, deserves a special award for its lack of pyrotechnic overkill.
January 1, 2000
There's a lot of high drama, and Zwick pushes the Big Moments a little too hard -- but solid performances and plenty of shattering explosions conspire to keep you on the edge of your seat.
January 1, 2000
There are so many genuine shocks, surprises and moments of gut-wrenching tension in this thriller of a film, its few flaws deserved to be overlooked.
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