Quick Movie Reviews
Indyfreak - wrote on 10/25/2017
A sensationalized but nevertheless gripping action thriller that remains uncomfortable and sometimes frightening to watch in a post 9/11 world. Its key flaw is that it can never find the right balance to avoid slipping into the xenophobia that the script does try to condemn. Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis, and Annette Bening all deliver good performances. While the big set-pieces and the promised hook of a NYC under martial law is engrossing, the political intrigue only muddies the already confused screenplay.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/01/2009
An over-hyped, though not over-done action/thriller that loses some of its impact in light of what has happened in the last seven years. Still, a decent film with some good points and characters (Tony Shalhoub in particular).