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Enemy of the State (1998)

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Will Smith Will Smith
Robert Clayton Dean
Gene Hackman Gene Hackman
Edward Lyle
Jon Voight Jon Voight
Thomas Brian Reynolds
Lisa Bonet Lisa Bonet
Rachel F. Banks
Regina King Regina King
Carla Dean
Stuart Wilson Stuart Wilson
Congressman Sam Albert
Laura Cayouette Laura Cayouette
Christa Hawkins
Loren Dean Loren Dean
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Enemy of the State

6 years, 11 months ago at Dec 19 15:48
As a U.S. senator moves to pass new legislation that dramatically expands the surveillance powers of law enforcement agencies, Congressman Phil Hammersley (Jason Robards, uncredited) remains firmly opposed to its passage. To ensure the bill's passage, National Security Agency official Thomas Reynolds (Jon Voight) kills Hammersley, but he is unaware of a video camera set up in a duck blind by wildl... read more

An average movie

1 year, 4 months ago at Jul 26 8:34
I already saw this movie but since it was a while back and since I had it on DVD, I thought I might as well check it out again. According to IMDb, it is apparently Tony Scott’s 3rd best movie only behind ‘True Romance’ and ‘Man on Fire’ and I have to admit that it is indeed a really entertaining movie. Indeed, Tony Scott has always been a solid action flick director and he delivered here... read more

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1 year, 2 months ago at Sep 28 2:42
This is the perfect thriller for a Saturday Night In.

Will Smith puts in a fine performance in a serious role as a lawyer who is being chased by the establishment and framed. He handles serious roles very well and portrays the frustration and confusion of the character with great skill. Jon Voigt is excellent as a Government Official and manages to keep that calm persona throughout.read more
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A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime.
Release date: 20 November 1998
UPC: 717951001634
Tags: Action (41), Thriller (27), Conspiracy (16), 1998 (15), Drama (12), 1990s (12), Revenge (7), Fugitive (6), (6), Suspense (6), Murder (5), On The Run (4), Computer (3), Chase (3), Wisecrack Humor (3), Helicopter (3), Dog (3), Confrontation (3), Surveillance (3), Privacy (3)
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" Netflix- 2hrs. 12min. First Viewing It's all too bombastic and frenzied, but that's kind of the point of Enemy of the State; it's all about a crazed, bombastic surveillance society. That doesn't forgive the, often, messy plotting and thin characterizations, but it does, possibly, help accentuate the story. Maybe I'm giving the film too much credit though; it's a 90s Jerry Bruckheimer production with a big cast and a big budget. It's pretty fun, and exceedingly over-the-top. Maybe absurdity was"


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" Tony Scott manage to make much out of this conspiracy paranoia thriller by having a tremendous cast helping him out, fast editing and loud music in a production worthy of the Jerry Bruckheimer production stamp. Gene Hackman steals the film in a heroic role as an expert on surveillance. The story has become scary reality now as people are controlled a lot more due to the happenings of 9/11. Most of the action consist of Will Smith running from one scene to another from the bad guys. "


tess24 posted a review 1 year, 2 months ago

“This is the perfect thriller for a Saturday Night In.

Will Smith puts in a fine performance in a serious role as a lawyer who is being chased by the establishment and framed. He handles serious roles very well and portrays the frustration and confusion of the character with great skill. Jon Voigt is excellent as a Government Official and manages to keep that calm persona throughout.

It is Gene Hackman who steals the film though for me. Playing a mysterious character whose role and background are kept quiet until the end, he manages to portray a sense of urgency, secrecy, menace, dramatic irony and purpose. Yet he still keeps a vague sense of humour at the same time.

There are a couple of good subplots in this film.. One which was totally unnecessary to the plo” read more

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johanlefourbe posted a review 1 year, 4 months ago

An average movie

“I already saw this movie but since it was a while back and since I had it on DVD, I thought I might as well check it out again. According to IMDb, it is apparently Tony Scott’s 3rd best movie only behind ‘True Romance’ and ‘Man on Fire’ and I have to admit that it is indeed a really entertaining movie. Indeed, Tony Scott has always been a solid action flick director and he delivered here one of his most effective features. What was also pretty neat with this movie is that it was actually pretty realistic and even prophetic, considering the Edward Snowden scandal that occurred only a few years ago. Furthermore, there was some neat tributes to obviously ‘The Conversation’ but, on top of that, with Will Smith playing this ordinary guy involved in some convoluted conspiracy, they” read more

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