Liberty Stands Still

2002

Liberty Stands Still

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36%

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When his daughter is killed by an illegally purchased firearm during a high school shooting, a normally pacifistic man named Joe (Wesley Snipes) goes off the deep end. Vowing to get even with the gun manufacturer who created the weapon, Joe targets the manufacturer's widow, Liberty Wallace (Linda Fiorento), for a complex scheme of justice and retribution. Armed with a cell phone and a long-range rifle, Joe orders Liberty to handcuff herself to an outdoor hot dog stand, wired with a time bomb. As the clock ticks inexorably closer to the inevitable explosion, the terrified but resourceful Liberty tries to talk her way out of her predicament--a task made virtually impossible by Joe's bizarre "conditions". First screened in America at the 2002 Palm Springs International Film Festival, Liberty Stands Still did not gain a widespread showing until it was picked up for cable broadcast by Cinemax on August 10, 2002.

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Critic Reviews for Liberty Stands Still

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Audience Reviews for Liberty Stands Still

  • Jan 29, 2011
    Wesley Snipes plays a man seeking revenge for the death of his daughter in a high school shooting incident. He calls himself Joe and takes a hostage Liberty (Linda Fiorentino of Last Seduction), the wife of the `evil' gun manufacturer (Oliver Platt), who, in this movie, is a mega-corporation that has every politician in the USA in its pocket. He has her cuffed to a hot-dog stand in a park which contains a bomb that is set to blow if her cell phone he is communicating to her on dies and plans on killing anyone that approaches her with the sniper-rifle he has pointed at her from a nearby building (am getting flashbacks of phone booth here) Linda Fiorentino is gorgeous but the anti-gun stance was weak, I would have expected some intelligent dialog somewhere. Nevertheless it deserves praise for trying to make a statement about guns, gun control, and violence.
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 02, 2010
    totally pointless movie
    Ed K Super Reviewer
  • May 05, 2009
    Not a great film, a tad boring but it delivers some good tension in scenes. Worth a watch to see Wesley perform as a convincing baddie.
    Matt N Super Reviewer
  • Apr 27, 2008
    This thriller is like <i>The Negotiator</i> and <i>Phone Booth</i> about the vengeance of the mysterious caller onto a heiress to and co-president of America's largest gun manufacturing corporation.
    Dean M Super Reviewer

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