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Absolute Power Reviews

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April 12, 2002
Ultimately, this is a thriller in vain search of credible thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 14, 2001
Almost a drawing room thriller, unhurried and genteel but enlivened with suspense and surprising bursts of sly, even biting, humor.
January 1, 2000
A fairly routine thriller that gets high marks as a result of tight pacing and top-notch acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The picture might have gotten by if Eastwood had given it some impudent wit. But he directs to the rhythm of his facial muscles.
January 1, 2000
Not many thrillers slow down to notice relationships, but this one does.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
The script calls for no bold statements about the politics of the White House, which makes the film rather weak in purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 1, 2000
This is just a better makeup job on the same misogynist theme: live woman = nothing; dead woman = power.
January 1, 2000
Lacks the consistency, depth and suspense that would put it in a league with Eastwood's best work.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2000
Dramatically and cinematically, the film is fabulous until the final third of its two hours, when everyone tries a tad too hard, from scriptwriter to director.
January 1, 2000
Clint Eastwood...produced, directed and stars in this generally lunatic, occasionally pathetic and more often comically inept endeavor.
January 1, 2000
It's refreshing to think that good movies can still be made with only actors, a tight script, and some nice locations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Besides the ridiculousness of the plot, some of the acting is terrible. Embarrassingly bad as the President, Hackman wastes his great talent on a poorly written character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Sadly, any lofty artistic aspirations are quickly undone by the sheer ill-advised audacity of the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Unintentional yuks litter an otherwise somber political thriller adapted from David Baldacci's novel.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Eastwood is perfect as the bad guy you root for because he isn't nearly as bad as the other bad guys.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
This film, although watchable and enjoyable, makes me wonder if Eastwood burned himself out after the masterpiece of Unforgiven.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Eastwood is a director with a precise control over the details of his films, but in Absolute Power he spends so much time fussing over those details that he fails to notice that the story is completely absurd.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 24, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
June 6, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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