Enemy of the State

Enemy of the State

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Oscar-winners Will Smith and Gene Hackman star in this 1998 Tony Scott conspiracy thriller. More

A hotshot Washington criminal lawyer becomes the target of a rogue security executive videotaped in the act of murdering a congressman when the incriminating tape is surreptitiously slipped into his shopping bag by the videographer, who is fleeing the executive's assassins.

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1998Rating: R132 minsUSATouchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Scott Free Productions
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Enemy of the State | Reviews

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It has a hurtling pace, nonstop intensity and a stylish, appealing performance by Will Smith...

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The standoff at the end edges perilously close to the ridiculous, for a movie that's tried so hard to be plausible. But by and large the movie works.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

That rare Bruckheimer project in which style is matched by content.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

The story... is undermined by a plot so full of hooey as to make your head spin.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

If the creation of paranoia is entertainment, Enemy of the State works.

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CNN

CNN

This goes on for far too long, just as I expected it to.

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Village Voice

Village Voice

The net result is fairly low-tension yet satisfyingly off-kilter.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Pretty much a two-hour chase sequence...

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Enemy of the State | Release Details

Enemy of the State is now playing in 1 cinema in New Zealand. Enemy of the State is available to stream in New Zealand now on Apple TV and Disney+.