Absolute Power
Absolute Power (1997)

In this thriller, an aging cat burglar becomes a crusader embroiled in a deadly cat-and-mouse game involving murder and a government cover-up. Adapted by distinguished scenarist William Goldman from a novel by David Baldacci and featuring a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 8, 1997
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

The plot is a doomsday version of Bill Clinton's Paula Jones problem, but the theme is impending mortality--settling scores before time's up.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

A first-rate thriller about arrogance at the top, a showdown between two kinds of Americans: the evil, omnipotent bureaucrat and the enterprising, mind-his- own-business loner.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...Eastwood makes what he can of a nifty, though implausible, what-if idea.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Doesn't rank with Eastwood's best work as actor/director, but it's nevertheless solidly enjoyable.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Ultimately, this is a thriller in vain search of credible thrills.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Eastwood films with his usual effortless pace, generating suspense practically out of thin air.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Mr. Hackman languishes in the smallish role of a White House buffoon, with Judy Davis equally cartoonish as his witchy chief of staff.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Almost a drawing room thriller, unhurried and genteel but enlivened with suspense and surprising bursts of sly, even biting, humor.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

One begins to long for a good explosion.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
Clint Eastwood yet again casts himself in a role that fits him like a glove. On a foot. With a cast as strong as this you'd expect at least a couple of… More
Conner Rainwater
This is a really fun mystery thriller. If you love Clint Eastwood and the genre, it's practically a shoe in. I really liked the idea of knowing the… More
Al S
A taunt, riveting and first-rate thriller with a twist. A compelling, well-character drawn and masterfully crafted crafted thriller from Director, Clint… More
Wahida K
CLINT EASTWOOD. I dont need to review on this Movie. OUTSTANDING.
Martin Sahlin
Okay movie. Didn't really stay focused....so how good could it have been? Typical 90's movie.
danny d
the first 30 minutes were absolutely brilliant, but the rest of the film went down hill fairly quickly. there were huge holes in the film that were just too… More