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: February 14, 1997
DVD 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.

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

One begins to long for a good explosion.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
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
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
Jason Spencer
I really enjoyed the movie but it seemed more low key than it should have been. We were dealing with massively important people and a situation that is pretty… More