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Pete Garrison, a U.S. Secret Service agent who heads the First Lady's detail, is being framed as traitor in a plot to assassinate the President. Whoever is framing Garrison knows he's vulnerable because he's hiding a monumental secret. Garrison goes on the run, pursued by investigative agent David Breckinridge and Jill Marin, a tough and ambitious young agent. Until recently, Breckinridge was one of Garrison's best friends. Marin requested the work detail with Breckinridge because Garrison, while leading a field instruction exercise at the Secret Service Academy, told Jill that… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A mediocre time-waster"
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"If you're going to make a movie with the same title as a second-rate horror film, it should at least be as entertaining as that second-rate horror film."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Michael Douglas goes through the motions of playing an action man in this plodding and pedestrian political suspense thriller."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"way too predictible"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"If it weren't for the clout of its two leading men, The Sentinel would be nothing more than a made-for-cable or direct-to-DVD feature."
‑ Russ Breimeier, Christianity Today
"[The film] has more holes than Bush's war plan and employs less fluent English."
‑ Bill Gallo, Village Voice
"A well-constructed and genuinely tense thriller."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"An underwhelming political thriller."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The fast-food of the genre - it "gets the job done" and fills you up, but the hunger for more will undoubtedly return sooner rather than later."
‑ Brian Tallerico, UGO
"full review in Greek"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"Nobody's better than Michael Douglass as playing that guy who makes that big mistake, and then spends the rest of the movie trying to atone for it."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"A fairly by-the-numbers route through shootings, framings, diabolical plots and lots of dark-suited Secret Service types talking frantically into their shirt cuffs. (Watch closely, and you'll figure out pretty early who the bad seed is.)"
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Douglas possesses an everyman appeal that is used to good effect in this movie to keep the audience securely on his side."
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"A notch above most such throwaway thrillers."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"Entertaining, certainly, and even the casual moviegoer will have seen worse this year, but this is one of those films you'll forget you've seen within six months."
‑ Joe Utichi, FilmFocus
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