The Sentinel 2006

The Sentinel

Critics Consensus

The Sentinel starts off well enough but quickly wears thin with too many plot holes and conventional action sequences.

35%

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40%

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Secret Service agent Pete Garrison (Michael Douglas) investigates a colleague's murder and subsequently becomes a suspect due to the machinations of a blackmailer who knows the secret he is hiding. Disgraced, dismissed and now a fugitive, Garrison must both clear his name and save the president from assassination.

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Michael Douglas
Agent Pete Garrison
Kiefer Sutherland
David Breckinridge
Kim Basinger
First Lady Sarah Ballentine
Eva Longoria
Jill Marin
David Rasche
President Ballentine
Raoul Bhaneja
Agent Aziz Hassad
Simon Reynolds
Tom Dipaola
Gloria Reuben
Dolores Meriweather
Bill Carraro
Executive Producer
Gabriel Beristain
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Cindy Mollo
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Critic Reviews for The Sentinel

All Critics (136) | Top Critics (37) | Fresh (47) | Rotten (89)

Audience Reviews for The Sentinel

  • Apr 29, 2013
    "In its 100 plus years of existence no Secret Service guy has ever been a traitor ... ! " or something like that, and therein the entire plot synopsis (in less than 25 words, baby!!!) and you probably can guess the rest of this, er, "thriller". The cast does its best, I guess, but you might not think so.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • May 03, 2012
    The Sentinel is a good action film that has a decent cast. This film is good entertainment, but it could have been much better. The film certainly is good entertainment, but at times it lingers and it just becomes good. The film starts off great, leaves you on the edge of your seat, but somewhere near the middle part, it just becomes a good film, and its potential is wasted a bit. I think that The Sentinel could have been a great action thriller. However the film is just good, and never becomes anything beyond that. After a while it loses its great qualities and simply becomes a good flick. The script could have been reworked a few times to really make this one stand out. The performances make the film work, but there's something missing to really make this one stand out. Overall The Sentinel is a good film, one that could have been great; but due to script limitations, its true potential is unrealized. Thus The Sentinel becomes another in a series of popcorn action thrillers that could have actually been better than what they turned out to be. If you want a good thriller then this is a must see for a mindless evening of entertainment, just don't expect anything great like I did, or else you'll be disappointed. The Sentinel is good, but like I previously stated could have been a lot better than what it turned out to be. However this is a good flick to watch nonetheless even if it's never anything beyond good.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Apr 04, 2011
    Twenty years have passed since Secret Service agent Pete Garrison (Michael Douglas) saved a Presidents life, as a conspiracy unfolds within the White House, he realises he might have to do the same again but this time there's evidence that he's behind the plot
    ♥Robyn Super Reviewer
  • Jan 26, 2011
    You've seen the vast majority of this movie before, even if you haven't. The cliched and mundane plot does the film no favors, and the acting is surprisingly weak considering the cast.
    Andy S Super Reviewer

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