Clint Eastwood unofficially reprising his Harry Callahan routine taking up his gun and single-handily stops a evil psychopath intent on killing the president. The climax is typical Hollywood studio stuff with a satisfying screen villain death and it would have been more fun to have seen Eastwood as the villain instead even if Malkovich is fun here. A boring love interest story drag the pace down.
Senza infamia e senza lode,un altro mediocre lavoro di Petersen,che in questo lavoro ha una regia davvero piatta,sgrana tutto lo sgranabile e non riesce nemmeno a coinvolgere con i duetti tra Clint ed un John iper-macchiettizzato. Fuori tempo massimo la storia con la Russo ed in più un finale holywoodiano superbuonista: si dimentica in 7 minuti.
Malgré une étonnante présence de John Malkovich, cette oeuvre véhicule tous les poncifs du film d'action yankee et confirme l'évidente manque de finesse et de subtilité d'un cinéaste d'origine teutonne, bon tâcheron sans âme et sans créativité aucunes... www.cinefiches.com
Good but somewhat over=rated cat and mouse thriller from Petersen. Clint Eastwood was very good here in one of the early performances to acknowledge his true age. Malkovich, so much better in so many films, however rode this one to an Academy Award nomination. A few good scenes, a few good lines and not to bad a way to spend an afternoon. "I know something about pigeons..."
A very generic thriller that shows its age, but the performances are superb. Clint in particular is excellent; his standard hardass persona is offset by moments of down-to-earth charisma, giddy wisdom and deep-seated shame and guilt. Malkovich had played this role before and he's played it again since, but that doesn't make him any less menacing or creepy here.