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The Sentinel Reviews

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April 21, 2006
So, although some enjoyment can be had from watching The Sentinel with an uncritical eye, it remains a deeply flawed piece of mainstream action entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 21, 2006
The movie strains with fast cuts and Steadicam swoops to make thrilling a job that, while hardly mundane, should be routine.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 20, 2006
After a solid first third, The Sentinel wobbles and lurches and starts unsurprising you with its unsurprises.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 21, 2006
Can Michael Douglas still command attention at the fore of an action film? Yes%u2026 but it's perhaps the only interesting facet of "The Sentinel."
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 21, 2006
C'mon, how seriously are we supposed to take a film in which the President of the United States is played by Sledge Hammer! ???
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 21, 2006
A rather mechanical, soulless affair that avoids politics or anything else that might clearly define who these characters are and why we should care.
April 20, 2006
Even after you get past its familiarity, the plot is so improbably complicated that you lose confidence in it.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 22, 2006
Working with DP Gabriel Beristain, Johnson shoots the go-nowhere action with an underlit, smudgy color scheme that feels like a poor photocopy of Alejandro González Iñárritu and Fernando Meirelles's signature cinematographic styles.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 20, 2006
It leads to a climax that's both confusing AND boring, which is really the only noteworthy feat the film accomplishes.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 21, 2006
It's obvious that nobody believed in this project longer than it took for the check to clear.
Full Review | Original Score: D
April 20, 2006
Why would Michael Douglas attach himself to a Washington thriller as deeply ridiculous, suspense-free and potentially career-damaging as The Sentinel?
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 21, 2006
Throwing in a shoot-out here and there to keep the juices flowing, Sentinel entertains, but never convinces.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 12, 2006
Clark Johnson's slick direction and taut performances by a good cast fail to conceal the fact that the plot of George Nolfi's script is laughably dimwitted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 21, 2006
The Sentinel is so bland that it wants only to be as good as TV.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 21, 2006
A serviceable, workaday thriller, no better or no worse than any other thriller you've seen lately.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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.
April 28, 2006
The AARP version of "24," at least showing us something we haven't seen "24's" hero do before - sleep. It's a pretty good indicator of the excitement and urgency in this stupid snoozer.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
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