Civic Duty Reviews

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April 10, 2020
The questions Civic Duty raises are better than the movie itself.
October 16, 2007
mostly suffers from overwriting
June 22, 2007
Eventually it all boils down to clich, with home invasions by Terry, physical confrontations between Terry and Gabe, a hostage situation, a main character getting gunned down, and all the other standard thriller tropes that might excite the kind of audie
May 6, 2007
"Rear Window" updated to post 9-11 corporate downsizing has too many mixed messages to convey the simple fear of a classic thriller.
May 5, 2007
All that flash serves to prop up what's in essence a one-act play, constructed around a political message that's telegraphed from the start.
May 4, 2007
The vivid sense of time and place is the best thing about the initially promising, ultimately irritating psychological thriller Civic Duty.
May 4, 2007
As thoughtful as it means to be -- its agenda is outlined by on-the-nose dialogue from its characters -- Civic Duty does little to go beyond this premise.
May 4, 2007
The movie becomes a game of sorts, and to get to the 'truth' of the story we're left simply keeping score rather than examining our own perceptions and reaching any greater understanding of the very real issues at hand.
May 4, 2007
An all-around disappointment.
May 4, 2007
The filmmakers aren't able to pull it off but deserve credit for their attempt to be thought-provoking.
May 4, 2007
Peter Krause, the fine actor from Six Feet Under, gives a one-note performance that seriously undermines Civic Duty
May 4, 2007
With nowhere for any of the characters to go, literally, the story becomes a tendentious exercise in belaboring a point.
May 4, 2007
It begins by swiping a premise and concludes with an attempted robbery of our principles, pretending that today's world is too confusing for us to know whether to cheer for George Bush or to march with Michael Moore.
May 4, 2007
Not even Richard Schiff's droll underplaying as the drollest underplayer in the FBI can make dramatic sense of Civic Duty.
May 4, 2007
Canadian director Jeff Renfroe builds only off-the-shelf suspense as Terry's suspicions increase.
May 4, 2007
Echoes of Rear Window abound, but any audience sympathy for the self-appointed detective is thwarted by Krause's typically sulky performance.
May 4, 2007
It's an ineptly put-together concoction that, despite its political musings, offers nothing new to the viewer.
May 4, 2007
Dig deep down into some bad movies and you occasionally find a good idea at the center. Civic Duty isn't one of those movies.
May 4, 2007
Once the story's events reach a climactic pitch, the film stagnates in place for too long and loses momentum.
May 3, 2007
Civic Duty is ultimately less psychological thriller than polemic...
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