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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Sara Castro's rating of the film Absolute Power

  2. Stefano Pedrocchi's rating of the film Absolute Power

    The most credible thing in this film is the presence of Windom Earle at the White House.

  3. OldGermanCurrency's rating of the film Absolute Power

  4. Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Absolute Power

    Fails to connect. Pacing is sluggish, set-pieces lack confidence & plot falls apart under scrutiny. If there's interest to be had it's in the heft of the film's rich thematic subtext; the air of political corruption & the disillusionment with modern justice exploiting those without power capture the (pre-Clinton scandal) zeitgeist. Early scenes establish a theme of voyeurism & objectification, but this goes nowhere.

  5. the_mentaculus's rating of the film Absolute Power

    Entertaining but ultimately frivolous. It has one of those "sum-up-in-4-sentences-in-an-elevator" plots, which I despise. So in that spirit, the plot summed up in the immortal words of Tech N9ne: "Power the evil way is power the people say / Rebel yellin' with felons and my pockets are swellin' / This beats from Berlin Germany throwin' up Mizzizzy / So ain't no other city concerning me."

  6. Thomas's rating of the film Absolute Power

  7. Mike Archibald's rating of the film Absolute Power

    Story idea is great & Eastwood's trademark visual clarity is present, but the nuts & bolts that hold genre films together are missing. Pacing is sluggish & hiccup-y; suspenseful moments are clumsily padded; a fumbled line reading is left in, grindhouse-style; an easily fixable plot hole is left to stand; & the storytelling and editing fall flat at most attempts to sketch character development. Lazy, flaccid & inept.

  8. Federico Di Folco's rating of the film Absolute Power

    Grossa delusione. Una buona idea di partenza ed un ottimo cast non sono stati supportati da una sceneggiatura debolissima ( dopo 30 secondi lo scoprono e il ruolo della figlia è incomprensibile); ci sono molte scene forzate con un montaggio che non contribuisce ad un fluido svolgersi degli eventi. La tensione è zero ed il finale è imbarazzante. Una stecca nella fantastica carriera di Mr Eastwood.

  9. Moonchild's rating of the film Absolute Power

    The book was WAY better than the movie but because of Clint i have to give +1 star :P

  10. Nosada's rating of the film Absolute Power

  11. Brad S.'s rating of the film Absolute Power

    A rare misstep from Eastwood, all the more surprising with such stellar talent as Gene Hackman, Ed Harris Laura Linny, Eastwood himself and a script by William Goldman. Despite engaging performances, the script is a mess with plot holes abound and zero tension in this supposed political thriller. Hackman (a personal favorite) is sadly miscast. 3/10