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This simplistic and obvious expose about the manipulative power of the news media (lazily acted by Travoilta and Hoffman) is so familiar that it's not going to upset or provoke anyone.
A wanna-be event movie that merely reinvents the wheel.
Mad City is a waste of your time and money.
...a film of mild pleasures and mild annoyances, alternately tired and clever yet ultimately dismissible.
'The media are vultures' is the prevailing point here, and it is not expressed in the most original or interesting of ways.
Compelling analysis of the modern media. Somewhat obvious, but still works.
The weak material is unenthusiastically played by Dustin Hoffman and downright badly handled by John Travolta...
The actors tried too hard to make something out of nothing.
I quite liked this movie, dustin hoffman was brill and so was john travoltas acting.
John travlta is a security guard who gets sacked but he wants it back so it turns into a hostage situation with dustin playing the reporter and in the heeart of it all.
I think this is a brilliantly acted surperb film with a heart wrenching ending and something to relate to as well its has some humour and you feel sorry for travoltas character !
well worth a watch !!
A thought-provoking thriller that takes embedded journalism to a new level when a TV reporter (Hoffman) finds himself trapped in an accidental hostage situation. John Travolta plays to perfection the role of a simple, irate museum security guard who just wants his job back. Costa-Gavras takes his scathing satire of media influence a bit too far, but as this was intended to be a mainstream movie he had to make the satire obvious. An interesting plot and enjoyable to watch even if it was a bit slow at times.
Good movie. John's character holds schoolchildren hostage.
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