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      Able Danger

      Released Sep 11, 2008 1h 26m Crime Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      50% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 27% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A political radical risks his life to reveal the masterminds behind Sept. 11 terrorism. Read More Read Less

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      Jeannette Catsoulis New York Times Modeled on noir and executed on acid, Able Danger is a paranoid fantasy of geek superheroics that lunges desperately for political relevance. Rated: 1.5/5 Sep 10, 2008 Full Review Michelle Orange Village Voice Able Danger's various generic elements and ambitions, while successful on their own, resist melding into a successful pastiche. Sep 10, 2008 Full Review Ed Gonzalez Slant Magazine Director Paul Krik would prefer if we all compared his feature-length debut to the practically minimalist The Parallax View, but Able Danger is really a hipster version of Soderbergh's inane The Good German. Rated: 2/4 Sep 7, 2008 Full Review Ard Vijn ScreenAnarchy The whole movie has a very professional look and the acting is good. Jan 23, 2020 Full Review David Cornelius eFilmCritic.com More than just a self-referential lark, Able Danger tells a smart, inventive story. Rated: 4/5 Nov 27, 2008 Full Review Ken Fox TV Guide Paul Krik's stylish, darkly comic conspiracy thriller takes its title from a classified military program alleged to have identified four 9/11 hijackers prior to the terrorist attacks, and borrows its gleaming B&W look from The Maltese Falcon. Rated: 2.5/4 Sep 17, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Here's a film whose ambitions drastically overreach it's resources. The owner of a political book store gets caught up in a conspiracy involving 9/11. The film wants to be both a technological thriller and a modern noir homage, but it hasn't got the budget to achieve either of these. Executing a self-conscious noir pastiche requires talented actors who can handle the delicate balance. There are none of those here. The film deliberately references "The Maltese Falcon" frequently, which really made me wish I was watching that film instead. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member A strange low budget noir film, where the object everyone's dying over is a hard drive proving 9/11 was an inside job. That aspect doesn't come into it much. It has interestingly inappropriate music, bad acting, cliched dialogue - so bad it's good. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member A somewhat poor execution of a nod to the film-noir concept. Able Danger is carried by half-hearted actors that are not completely believable. It is a movie that attempts to be real but without any realistic execution, it all becomes a farce that parades on stage for a group of adolescents. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Strange and sometimes dull story of the indie thriller film with unknown actors & actresses. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member I saw this at Two Boots last night and enjoyed it. Some very striking images and excellent performances. I liked the lead characters very much. Check this out if you can, as they are trying to secure more distribution. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member This Movie is smart. Amazing really what's been done here. Paul Krik has taken on a taboo topic that has never been dealt with in the context of a narrative film. I love films like the Bourne series, but why can't more filmmakers take on topics that actually have a basis in reality? Is it because their hollywood financial backers won't let them touch taboo subjects like 9/11 conspiracy? That's what I love about this film. It is so fiercely independent. It could never be done in the hollywood system. And yet classic film is referenced and reemployed to create a perfect neo-noir pitch. Perhaps it's just because I love Elina Lowensohn so much but her performance harkens back to golden age of cinema. And Adam Nee is a great talent, I'm sure we'll be seeing more of him once this film reaches the cult status it deserves. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A political radical risks his life to reveal the masterminds behind Sept. 11 terrorism.
      Director
      Paul Krik
      Genre
      Crime, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 11, 2008, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 12, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 26m