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June 22, 2016
A great film! Clint does an amazing job both in front of and behind the camera in this one. A stellar cast is assembled and does David Baldacci's book (that the film is derived from) justice. Story is a career thief (Eastwood) witnesses a horrific crime during a heist involving the US President (Hackman). This one just has to be seen.
½ September 19, 2015
9/19/2015: An ok movie with a great cast. Once the conflict was recognized, there were not many shocking or interesting developments. I wouldn't watch more than once.
May 3, 2015
Paint by numbers thriller that has some iconic actors doing very little....but it's still got Eastwood.
½ February 20, 2015
This is a compelling story, with a great cast. Clint Eastwood is awesome. Gene Hackman is as bombastic as ever. Ed Harris, Scott Glenn and Laura Linney are fantastic. Penny Johnson, Dennis Haysbert, Richard Jenkins and Melora Hardin give great performances. This is a great film adaptation. If this is what a David Baldacci book is like, I need to read more Baldacci!
½ February 13, 2015
While a well made film and showcases many stars, its hard to believe Eastwood would be able to escape and appear in so many ways successfully.
Directed and starred in by Eastwood. Great for fans of of the cast and Eastwood fans should like it as well.
October 10, 2014
Nice, on of the best clint movies.
½ September 21, 2014
Guys, why so many negative reviews here? It is not a masterpiece but it is a nice paced with very beautiful scene and shots Eastwood movie. Give it a go!
June 25, 2014
Clint is at his best as he tries to save his family and do the right thing. A great story is finely acted
½ June 18, 2014
Clint Eastwood dirige y protagoniza una cinta mediocre con un na premisa irrisoria: El presidente de los Estados Unidos (Gene Hackman) mata a una mujer y un ladrón (Eastwood) es testigo del crimen. "Absolute Power" puede funcionar como basura disfrutable, pero no como un buen trabajo de Eastwood como director.
½ April 24, 2014
A murder drama involving the president of the United States. It's starts out ok, then moves at a snails pace! Maybe worth watching once.
½ April 22, 2014
Standard airport thriller. A minor film for Eastwood
April 5, 2014
Director Eastwood seems to have a knack for choosing well-scripted subject matter that grabs your interest and runs with it. This thriller starts with a tryst that quickly gets out of control and funnels into a government cover-up that is poorly executed. Wonderful performances from a high-powered cast and Eastwood's ability to tell a good tale through the lens make this an enjoyable couple of hours.
April 4, 2014
This political thriller disappoints in having a too slow pace, characters with insufficient depth and a resolution too improbably convenient. Ultimately, much of the tension and narrative drive that existed in the novel of the same name does not translate to screen.
½ March 30, 2014
"Absolute Power" is a solidly entertaining political/crime thriller, anchored by strong performances from the all-star cast.

Directed by Clint Eastwood, this story shows a burglar who has landed the blame for killing a rich woman during a burglary, when the murder was actually the fault of the President of the United States of America.

Starring Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Judy Davis, Scott Glenn, Dennis Haysbert and E.G. Marshall, this film is gripping in the issues that it faces, although it probably won't win over anyone who isn't already on board with Eastwood's style.

A good film.
March 28, 2014
Eastwood stars and directs this movie. It is an interesting plot and while you know the truth will out, you do not know how. Add to that the relationship between Whitney and his daughter making it an enjoyable watch. "I live alone"
March 22, 2014
Absolute Power is a marginal film, but only sporadically good. Certain scenes are riveting, while others fall flat. Overall, the movie just hits the green.
January 9, 2014
Not bad. Clint Eastwood movies you can never go wrong. Well writeen story but I felt that it could have been a bit more powerful.
½ January 1, 2014
Absolute Power is an excellent political thriller about corruption and deceit. The premise follows a thief named Luther who breaks into a mansion, but in the process ends up witnessing a murder. A murder involving the President and the Secret Service. He knows that no one will believe him, but he knows that he must reveal the truth of what really happened in that mansion...even if it means being killed the process. While the script could use some polish, as a whole, Absolute Power is a very engaging and riveting thriller gifted with powerhouse performances from all the cast members. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good political thriller.
½ December 22, 2013
I own this on DVD and Blu-Ray
November 24, 2013
2013-11-24 reelz dish
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