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A man who has devoted himself to serving the leader of the free world is accused of plotting against him in this thriller. Pete Garrison (Michael Douglas) is a veteran Secret Service agent who has had a long and distinguished career helping protect the president of the United States. David Breckinridge (Kiefer Sutherland) is a fellow Secret Service agent who learned most of what he knows from Garrison and holds him in great respect. When intelligence data suggests that there is a mole within the Secret Service who is part of a plot to assassinate President Ballentine (David Rasche), Garrison… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"If the movie had seized on the purely tacky melodramatic potential of the plot so far -- The Sentinel might have floated above its own silliness on bubbles of pure soap."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"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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