The Jackal Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 8588

Average Rating: 2.4/4

# of Ratings: 114

Theatrical Release Date: 11/14/1997

Language: English

Genre: Action, Thriller

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Michael Caton-Jones

Actors: Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier, Diane Venora, Mathilda May, J.K. Simmons

Plot: Update of the 1973 spy thriller The Day of the Jackal. Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, the perfectionist Jackal proves an elusive target for the men charged with the task of bringing him down.

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Rating of
2.5/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 06/13/2019

Americanized remake of the 1970s thriller that trades the suspense for action. Bruce Willis is intimidating as the stoic ruthless assassin. There's a big cast with names ranging from Sidney Poitier to friggin Jack Black for five minutes. It's competently made but it doesn't match compared to the cool efficiency of the original film.

Rating of
2/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/09/2012

Run-of-the mill action film, but, hey, you get to see Jack Black get his arm blown off so for some people that may be enough.

Rating of
1.5/4

Snoogans - wrote on 12/14/2011

Boring, stupidly violent thriller.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 01/26/2012

A cold blooded professional assassin is hired by the Russian mob and a joint FBI-Russian secret service task force race against time to prevent him from reaching his target in the USA. Allegedly a remake of The Day Of The Jackal, this film actually has very little in common with it. The original was a study of an ice cold killer who always kept two steps ahead of the authorities and is unusual for its distinct lack of action. This is more like a cross between In The Line Of Fire and The Rock with the American studio system unwilling to go without a pointless explosion or irrelevant car chase at strategic intervals. Bruce Willis was a very odd casting choice for the part, usually relying on his charm and quips but some dodgy hairstyle choices aside, he is reasonably OK. Sidney Poitier is …

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