The Peacemaker
The Peacemaker (1997)

Macho maverick field colonel Thomas Devoe (George Clooney) and White House nuclear expert Julia Kelly (Nicole Kidman) team up to save Manhattan from a crazed terrorist who is threatening to blow up Manhattan with one of nine stolen Russian… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 26, 1997
DVD Release Date: October 24, 2000
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

Hops the globe like an old Bob Hope troop show in a futilely frenzied attempt to obscure script weaknesses.

Chuck O'Leary

Another formulaic action movie devoid of any suspense, feeling or realistic sense of danger.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Explores the theme of nuclear terrorism with zest and momentum.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...a frustrating picture with all the ingredients to be a truly outstanding action thriller, yet never quite achieving its ambitions.

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John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

HEY, HOLLYWOOD! THE COLD WAR IS OVER! Think they heard that? I doubt it.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

First-time filmmaker Mimi Leder builds a couple of suspenseful scenes in the last half-hour, but most of the story is stale and predictable.

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Brian Orndorf

The Peacemaker is a critical reminder that nothing's quite as dynamic as fully bloomed, gung ho, widescreen descent into possible worldwide destruction.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

The plot works on a mechanical level, but "The Peacemaker" reveals the Bond movies are smart to oil the cogs with humor and sex appeal.

Kevin Lally
Film Journal International

A solid, muscular thriller that manages to deliver big action set-pieces without insulting the audience's intelligence.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
A pretty good film really good action packed film and good performances
Candy Rose
Good actors. Good thriller for the time.
Jani H
Today, when we're used to set high standards to action movies, and usually be satisfied with the end result, "The Peacemaker" just doesn't… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Julia Kelly: You will not take action without authorization. Devoe: What do you think I am, some gung-ho, stupid son of a bitch? Julia Kelly: No, I don't… More
Al S
An expertly crafted and superb thriller. A smart, thrilling, well-paced and action-packed thrill-ride. It explodes with white-knuckle tension, drilling suspense… More
Wildaly M
It's not spectacular but it's fun. The action is good, the dialogue is smart and the actors are top-notch.

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