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      The Siege

      R Released Nov 6, 1998 1h 56m Mystery & Thriller Drama TRAILER for The Siege: Trailer 1 List The Siege: Trailer 1 The Siege: Trailer 1 2:06 View more videos
      44% Tomatometer 62 Reviews 53% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings After terrorists attack a bus in Brooklyn, a Broadway theater and FBI headquarters, FBI anti-terrorism expert Anthony Hubbard (Denzel Washington) teams up with CIA agent Elise Kraft (Annette Bening) to investigate. Soon, martial law is declared in New York City, and General William Devereaux (Bruce Willis), a sadistic racist, is put in command. When Devereaux begins rounding up Arab-Americans and forcing them into a detention camp, Hubbard and Kraft must fight back in the name of freedom. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: B- Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Globe and Mail Rated: 4/4 Oct 10, 2002 Full Review Ken Hollings Sight & Sound The Siege attempts to update the bluffs and counterfeints of the Cold War spy thriller, not to advance any ideological point but to obscure the fact that it doesn't have one. Mar 5, 2002 Full Review Zaki Hasan Zaki's Corner Unfortunately, the movie's ignorant portrayals of other cultures while espousing a message of brotherhood comes across as not a little hypocritical. Rated: B- Feb 16, 2019 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a solid concept in search of a consistent (and engaging) execution. Rated: 1.5/4 May 29, 2016 Full Review Ryan Cracknell Calgary Movies More political than entertaining, The Siege is a reflection of our heightened awareness and sensitivity to terrorism and the price of freedom. Jun 21, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Dominique R 2 Worst Denzel movie iv watched. Annette cannot act. Avoid all movies that stars Annette Bening. The story is so over the top with cliches from the 90's. I could only cringed my way through 20 minutes of this movie. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/16/24 Full Review Oren B shitty "progressives" will be the end of humanity. the rotten people of rotten tomatoes won't let me speak my mind, facts, and truth. there is no "good" cancer - unless it's in a bad host. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/27/24 Full Review donnie m Great movie and it's relevant to what's going on in the world today-2023 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/30/23 Full Review Dick C It's an excellent motion picture, The Siege, 1998 ... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/27/23 Full Review kyle s It's not the most culturally sensitive film nor does it have a powerful message but it does have an strong cast that examines the reverberating effects of terrorist attacks in NYC due to effects of foreign policy in the Middle East. One made more eerie in that the film predates the terrorist attacks on 9/11. "It's easy to tell the difference between right and wrong. What's hard is choosing the wrong that's more right" Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/04/23 Full Review Christopher B A very middling action film that with a good-hearted and sincere message, is too formulaic in it's script and screenplay. It plays out just like every other action/thriller film and sets up the story providing just enough story and character development in order to advance to the next scene and is shallow for doing so. Yes there are some good set pieces and yes the film does have a hopeful message of tolerance and terrorism lies within the few corrupted and not the whole of a people, but it's just not original or complex in it's approach. Still if you like Denzel Washington and most of his other action films then you will find this a digestible outting with enough thrills to keep you watching Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/04/22 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After terrorists attack a bus in Brooklyn, a Broadway theater and FBI headquarters, FBI anti-terrorism expert Anthony Hubbard (Denzel Washington) teams up with CIA agent Elise Kraft (Annette Bening) to investigate. Soon, martial law is declared in New York City, and General William Devereaux (Bruce Willis), a sadistic racist, is put in command. When Devereaux begins rounding up Arab-Americans and forcing them into a detention camp, Hubbard and Kraft must fight back in the name of freedom.
      Director
      Edward Zwick
      Producer
      Lynda Obst, Edward Zwick
      Screenwriter
      Lawrence Wright, Lawrence Wright, Menno Meyjes, Edward Zwick
      Distributor
      Fox, 20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      Bedford Falls Productions, 20th Century Fox
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 6, 1998, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 1, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $40.9M
      Runtime
      1h 56m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, SDDS, Dolby Digital
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