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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 20, 2009
Michael Douglas goes through the motions of playing an action man in this plodding and pedestrian political suspense thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 14, 2008
An underwhelming political thriller.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
July 10, 2007
Douglas possesses an everyman appeal that is used to good effect in this movie to keep the audience securely on his side.
May 27, 2007
way too predictible
| Original Score: 2/4
March 24, 2007
The fast-food of the genre - it "gets the job done" and fills you up, but the hunger for more will undoubtedly return sooner rather than later.
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
February 6, 2007
A notch above most such throwaway thrillers.
Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today
October 11, 2006
If it weren't for the clout of its two leading men, The Sentinel would be nothing more than a made-for-cable or direct-to-DVD feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
September 16, 2006
Entertaining, certainly, and even the casual moviegoer will have seen worse this year, but this is one of those films you'll forget you've seen within six months.
| Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 15, 2006
It's somewhat predictable and uses many cliche devices, but it keeps the audience guessing at least part of the time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
September 11, 2006
Um bom thriller que se compromete em sua metade final, quando tenta recriar a dinâmica de O Fugitivo.
| Original Score: 3/5
September 5, 2006
The story is as compelling as watching the ink dry on a superfluous UN treaty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick De Semlyen
Empire Magazine
September 1, 2006
More Shadow Conspiracy than In The Line Of Fire, this suffers from serious quality control issues. If you're looking for superior suspense, buy a 24 box set instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
August 31, 2006
Basically, it's a treat for fans of 24 and Desperate Housewives to see Jack Bauer running around with Gabrielle Solis - they make a great double act and should be given their own show immediately.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
August 29, 2006
It's a shame that "The Sentinel" wastes its intelligent façade, because with all the unthrilling thrillers that have come and gone from movie screens, this one might have been worth something.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 1, 2006
It may be slick and entertaining, but this is also one of the most careless political thrillers ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
June 12, 2006
The screenplay throws elements such as motive and common sense out the window in favor of derivative shootouts and chase sequences.
Full Review
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
June 3, 2006
Pretty much in line with the majority of Hollywood thrillers that work in spite of themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
May 18, 2006
It looks and sounds great, but it sure could have used a more imaginative script.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Paul Salfen
Supercala.com
May 18, 2006
No new ground was broken, but the point of this film was to entertain and it did.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
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