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Enemy of the State

Release Date: November 20th, 1998

R|2 hr. 7 min.

Plot Summary
Corrupt National Security Agency official Thomas Reynolds (Jon Voight) has a congressman assassinated to assure the passage of expansive new surveillance legislation. When a videotape of the murder ends up in the hands of Robert Clayton Dean (Will Smith), a labor lawyer and dedicated family man, he is framed for murder. With the help of ex-intelligence agent Edward "Brill" Lyle (Gene Hackman), Dean attempts to throw Reynolds off his trail and prove his innocence.

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Genres: Thriller, Action

Distributor: Buena Vista International [us], Touchstone Home Video, Buena Vista Pictures

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critic reviews( 3 )
  • Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott have wisely set their course by Will Smith, who is sensational in a dramatic role that leans on him to carry a movie without the help of aliens or Big Willie-style jokes for every occasion. show more

  • The picture is solidly crafted, performed to the hilt and full of humor. show more

  • In too much of a hurry to be much of a people picture. And the standoff at the end edges perilously close to the ridiculous, for a movie that's tried so hard to be plausible. show more

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