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In the Line of Fire Reviews

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July 30, 2013
In the Line of Fire explores this intriguing premise with subtlety and suspense, particularly during several phone conversations between a gloating, you-can't-stop-me Leary and a visibly shaken Horrigan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 2, 2013
One of the more rugged and enjoyable examples of how early-'90s mainstream cinema worked when it was being made sensibly and effectively.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 26, 2009
Director Wolfgang Petersen sends the story efficiently down its straight and narrow track, deftly engineering the battle of wills between two desperately committed men.
June 30, 2008
You have a rendezvous with Dirty Harry's 62-year-old ass! And if you don't know what that means, you'd better figure it out!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 4, 2008
It's Dirty Harry goes to Washington
| Original Score: 3/5
March 26, 2007
It's an uncommonly exciting, intelligent movie, and one of the best summer movies ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 12, 2006
This well-executed picture demonstrates the validity of Hitchcock's claim that a thriller is as good as its villain. John Malkovich is an excellent villain, but the film also has a good, flawed hero, played by Clint Eastwood.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 3, 2006
Commercial entertainment at its finest. A first-class, exceptionally well-made thriller.
Read More | Original Score: 9/10
February 9, 2006
Directing each set-piece for all he's worth, Petersen highlights the plot with vivid details and invests several of the action sequences with moral/psychological dimensions.
February 6, 2006
A wonderful cat-and-mouse thriller matching Eastwood against Malkovich's serpentine would-be assassin.
| Original Score: 3/5
April 2, 2005
Smooth and effortlessly entertaining political thriller. Eastwood & Malkovich deliver great work.
| Original Score: 4/5
March 10, 2005
One of Eastwood's finest moments....truly tense
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2005
Malkovich is at top of his game. Clint is Clint, which is all that matters.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 15, 2004
Taut Eastwood thriller greatly helped by Malkovich's villain.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 16, 2003
I think this is the last Clint-as-badass movie I really enjoyed as much as I'd hoped.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 14, 2003
Brilliant thriller. You feel as much for the villain as you do for the hero, almost rooting for both of them.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 12, 2003
A guilt-ridden Secret Service agent sezies the opportunity to redeem himself.
June 19, 2003
An engrossing thriller
| Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
The most uproariously entertaining movie of the summer so far.
May 20, 2003
While strong performances by John Malkovich and Eastwood make this an engaging movie to watch, director Wolfgang Petersen too often substitutes gratuitous violence for suspense, enigma for narrative and cliches about loneliness for character development.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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