The Sentinel
The Sentinel (2006)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 29, 2006
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Sentinel starts off well enough but quickly wears thin with too many plot holes and conventional action sequences.

Scott Tobias
AV Club

A mediocre time-waster

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

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.

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Cole Smithey

Michael Douglas goes through the motions of playing an action man in this plodding and pedestrian political suspense thriller.

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Bill Gallo
Village Voice

[The film] has more holes than Bush's war plan and employs less fluent English.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

A well-constructed and genuinely tense thriller.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An underwhelming political thriller.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

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.)

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Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

Douglas possesses an everyman appeal that is used to good effect in this movie to keep the audience securely on his side.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
"In its 100 plus years of existence no Secret Service guy has ever been a traitor ... ! " or something like that, and therein the entire plot synopsis… More
♥Robyn M♥
Twenty years have passed since Secret Service agent Pete Garrison (Michael Douglas) saved a Presidents life, as a conspiracy unfolds within the White House, he… More
Alex roy
The Sentinel is a good action film that has a decent cast. This film is good entertainment, but it could have been much better. The film certainly is good… More
xGary Xx
When a conspiracy to assassinate the president is uncovered and seems to implicate veteran agent Michael Douglas, he is forced to discover the true culprit… More
Manu Gino
In 141 years, there's never been a traitor in the Secret Service.... Until Now. Saw it again! The movie is very good and it's very fun and the action… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"In 141 years, there's never been a traitor in the Secret Service.... Until Now."</i> A secret service agent is framed as the… More