Enemy of the State
Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet, Jake Busey, Carlos Gomez, Jack Black, Scott Caan, Grant Heslov
Directed by: Tony Scott
Produced by: Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Scott Free Productions
Distributed by: Buena Vista
|B- B- B-|
|Review by Xibo
||Date seen: November 25, 1998|
|Viewing Location: Secaucus
|Summary: This is below average for Will Smith.|
|Will Smith stars as a lawyer that gets caught up in an NSA cover-up that
results in the spooks screwing up his life and coming after him with a
mountain of new technology (except for 80's-era infrared cameras). This
has him running like mad until he hooks up with a retired spook who's
now an anti-spook, played by Gene Hackman, who does a good job of it. The
NSA hackers are overly stereotypical and the storyline is almost a carbon
copy of the "The Net", so they certainly didn't score points for originality.
|B B B|
|Review by smeehrrr
||Date seen: January 24, 2000|
|Viewing Location: The Evil Empire
|Kind of a limp action movie. Will Smith is decent, Gene Hackman is walking through this, and I can't remember anyone else who was in the movie or what happened in it. And I just saw this like a week ago.
|A- A- A-|
|Review by Scalveg
||Date seen: January 25, 2000|
|Viewing Location: Living Room Cinema 19 (inch)
|If the characters hadn't been superhumanly stupid, I probably would have really enjoyed this one.
As it was, I enjoyed the explosions, and it had no big weaknesses, but it just wasn't great.
|C+ C+ C+|
|Review by hughjtoad
||Date seen: February 5, 2000|
|Viewing Location: Mountain View, CA
|Summary: loud, well done, brainless|
|This was a well crafted movie with not much in the way of brains. In fact, parts of it are downright stupid. Made me want to see The Conversation, though, which is an A movie.
"I should put quotes here."