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½ April 15, 2017
The beginning of the story was excellent, but the longer the film went on the more convoluted it got. Still a nice addition among Eastwood's collection, but not among his best
½ February 26, 2017
Even Clint Eastwood couldn't save this rambling plot with a tepid ending. The lameness of the climax does no favours to the already clunkily stretched suspense, including deux et machina sets and inexplicable screenplay (lucky reflection off a glass window, really?)

Worst Eastwood movie ever.
January 14, 2017
One of the many great movies with Clint Eastwood , Suspence for sure ! SOMVIDEO
½ December 16, 2016
although the story is well-written and the movie is well done, I don't feel as though there is a climatic moment of relief. this movie has a great cast and great acting with great directing and a decent script as well as good character build.
Super Reviewer
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.
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