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March 1, 2018
Eastwood is at his effortless, slyboots best: he deftly cranks up the suspense at the beginning, but by the end he's cruising along so briskly that he can afford to throw away the climactic, violent scenes other directors would belabor.
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 22, 2008
The plot is a doomsday version of Bill Clinton's Paula Jones problem, but the theme is impending mortality--settling scores before time's up.
June 24, 2006
Doesn't rank with Eastwood's best work as actor/director, but it's nevertheless solidly enjoyable.
May 20, 2003
Mr. Hackman languishes in the smallish role of a White House buffoon, with Judy Davis equally cartoonish as his witchy chief of staff.
June 18, 2002
A first-rate thriller about arrogance at the top, a showdown between two kinds of Americans: the evil, omnipotent bureaucrat and the enterprising, mind-his- own-business loner.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
Unintentional yuks litter an otherwise somber political thriller adapted from David Baldacci's novel.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
A fairly routine thriller that gets high marks as a result of tight pacing and top-notch acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 14, 1997
Full Review | Original Score: C