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Based on 21 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A first-rate thriller about arrogance at the top. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Eastwood gutsily stages the extended opening slowly and methodically... [But u]nintentional yuks litter an otherwise somber political thriller adapted from David Baldacci's novel. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A tight, taut thriller with a twist. show more

  • 75
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    Eastwood is perfect as the bad guy (a thief) you root for. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A fairly routine thriller that gets high marks as a result of tight pacing and top-notch acting. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The content is eminently forgettable but the thing has definitely got style. show more

  • 60
    Angie Errigo Empire

    A film that is entertaining but not seriously absorbing. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    An old man's movie, filled with regret over things lost, corrupted and spoiled. show more

  • 50
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Glum and depersonalized, as if Eastwood couldn't muster the energy to guide us through this maze of improbable twists. [14 Feb 1997, p. 39] show more

  • 90
    David Ansen Newsweek

    Eastwood is at his effortless, slyboots best and the film is as preposterous as it is delightful. show more

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