Deterrence Reviews

December 22, 2010
A president wrestles with another Iraq war.
March 26, 2004
Taut and intense. Pollak is outstanding.
March 20, 2003
To it's credit, the film doesn't pull many punches . . .It really gets the message across that when you threaten someone with nukes, you'd better be ready to pull the trigger.
October 24, 2001
With a strong cast and smart script, Lurie conjures up an engaging scenario with little more than chicken wire and string.
June 19, 2001
June 15, 2001
he exciting thing about Deterrence is that *we* are the big scary bad guy who is acting irrationally - and yet the conclusion explains everything.
February 22, 2001
January 1, 2000
In order to get into this film, one must suspend a truckload of disbelief.
January 1, 2000
Deterrence has many bonuses, and the best is its attention to human emotion.
January 1, 2000
The movie has more than enough for me to be able to recommend it.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
I got caught up in the global chess game, in the bluffing and the dares, the dangerous strategy of using nuclear blackmail against a fanatic who might call the bluff.
January 1, 2000
One of the pleasures of Deterrence is that it does not tell the audience what to think.
January 1, 2000
The drama builds slowly and carefully, as surprises and twists crop up, and we can see that there are secrets still left to be discovered.
January 1, 2000
An engrossing cross between Fail Safe and Miracle Mile.
January 1, 2000
This movie gives teens a chance to think about the importance of a candidate's character and judgment, and to imagine how they might respond if presented with the direst circumstances.
January 1, 2000
Deterrence does serve up some wonderfully chewy pulp during its generally engaging 101 minutes, along with a certain vagueness of point-of-view.
January 1, 2000
A very effective updating of the underrated Cold War thriller Fail-Safe.