Man I guess Clint Eastwood doesn't always make gems! This one was just not my cup of tea. It starts out intriguing, but then damn does it have possibly one of the most anti-climatic endings I've ever watched before. Based on the novel by David Baldacci, Clint Eastwood stars as Luther Whitney a life long thief that's doing one last job. One night while stealing some jewelry from a wealthy home Luther witnesses a lady and another man about to go do the dirty. Something turns South and the Secret Service bust in killing the woman. The man is no other than the POTUS! President Richmond (Gene Hackman) has the scene covered up since he shouldn't be there to begin with and the lady is the wife of one of his biggest supporters. Luther escapes the Secret Service and happens to grab a knife that has the President's prints on them and the ladies. Soon enough Luther goes into hiding, but has the Secret Service on his tale and also a detective by the name of Seth Frank (Ed Harris). Mix this all in with a subplot involving Luther's estranged daughter Kate (Laura Linney) and we have here a mid-90's slow burn. That's not entirely true because we do get about two sequences where there's some over the top action, but overall this one has a pretty slow pace. Hell we don't even see the murder of the lady until about 30 minutes into the movie! Eastwood isn't bad here, but we don't exactly know too much about him. Hackman is good as always, but we don't see enough of him. There's a lot to desire here and it could have been done, but there's really no twist to anything and it's all very linear. The ending also comes so abrupt that I thought I had maybe dozed off and missed something. Nope it just kinda wraps itself up to the point where I felt a bit cheated. Overall, another Eastwood directed film you can probably skip!