Enemy of the State Reviews

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March 30, 2009
[Its] spirited action is balanced by an almost contemplative attitude toward surveillance phobias and the movie cliches they've spawned.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Add Smith's lippy innocent and a host of subcontracted indie fresh faces, and you have the Bruckheimer formula: loud, lavish, seemingly efficient; over-large, over-long, over-plotted. Safe and sorry.
July 21, 2005
Since Scott could not make this film snap, crackle or pop faster or more loudly, you might find the evening a bit light.
June 18, 2002
Hard to sit through.
March 19, 2002
From there, with the mystery entirely gone and the thrills fading fast, the rest is pretty much a two-hour chase sequence, culminating in a hilariously maladroit shoot-out.
May 11, 2001
What do you say about a movie that sends you home in a frenzy to search for bugs? In the new age of Big Brother, that's entertainment.
February 14, 2001
Practically an elder statesman compared to the technobrats Bruckheimer usually employs, Scott also pays attention to the acting and it pays off.
January 1, 2000
The net result is fairly low-tension yet satisfyingly off-kilter.
January 1, 2000
An exciting if often overheated thriller!
January 1, 2000
It actually wears you out after a while. Just like Scott's other movies, this one plays more like a hugely conceived wind-sprint. Rest periods are few and far between.
January 1, 2000
My mistake was bringing my head into the theater in the first place.
January 1, 2000
One shaky mess!
January 1, 2000
Watching this movie is like being wired to a TV set on permanent channel-surf mode!
January 1, 2000
Totally satisfying!
January 1, 2000
A briskly paced actioner!
January 1, 2000
The movie is fast-paced, centered around two big chase scenes, and ending in a clever double-cross that leads to a big shootout.
January 1, 2000
If the creation of paranoia is entertainment, Enemy of the State works.
January 1, 2000
Another hackneyed, high-concept action flick!
January 1, 2000
A high-adrenaline, high-concept action thriller!
January 1, 2000
A solid two hours of pure, escapist entertainment.
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