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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Murder at 1600 has velocity and excitement, and that takes it a long way. It stars Wesley Snipes, which takes it a bit farther. And it's also lightweight, cliched and borderline ridiculous, which takes it back a few pegs. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A lot of Murder at 1600 is well -done. Characters are introduced vividly,; there's a sense of realism in the White House scenes, and some of the dialogue by Wayne Beach and David Hodgin hits a nice ironic note. But then the movie kicks into auto - pilot. The last third of the film is a ready-made action movie plug-in. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    This latest entry in the White House genre is polished, but formulaic suspense. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Wesley Snipes is terrific as the hero. show more

  • 50
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    By the time you get to the end of the movie and our heroes and Regis' cop buddy Dennis Miller must sprint through a series of tunnels beneath the White House racing against evil to save the presidency, if your credulity hasn't been tested you'll probably find your heart racing pleasantly. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    There's hardly a single aspect of this motion picture that seems more than superficially credible, and if the United States government is really run in the Keystone Cops manner depicted in Wayne Beach and David Hodgin's script, then this country is in a great deal more trouble than anyone suspects. show more

  • 60
    Film Threat

    Director Dwight Little does a solid job to keep things credible and moving, while the script makes an earnest effort to hide the true villain until the climax. show more

  • 60
    Kim Newman Empire

    Though it might charitably be described as "a load of old cods", there is a certain entertainment value to Murder At 1600. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    It desperately wants to be a paranoid political thriller, but this cobbled-together collection of corruption-on-Capitol Hill and cop movie cliches is so implausible that it's hard to care about any of the conspiratorial cover-ups and counter cover-ups. show more

  • 67
    Russell Smith Austin Chronicle

    The story, serviceable though it is, still shatters like eggshells under even the lightest scrutiny, and the dialogue is often stale beyond belief. show more

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