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      Enemy of the State

      R Released Nov 20, 1998 2 hr. 7 min. Mystery & Thriller Action TRAILER for Enemy of the State: Trailer 1 List
      71% 84 Reviews Tomatometer 78% 250,000+ Ratings Audience Score Corrupt National Security Agency official Thomas Reynolds (Jon Voight) has a congressman assassinated to assure the passage of expansive new surveillance legislation. When a videotape of the murder ends up in the hands of Robert Clayton Dean (Will Smith), a labor lawyer and dedicated family man, he is framed for murder. With the help of ex-intelligence agent Edward "Brill" Lyle (Gene Hackman), Dean attempts to throw Reynolds off his trail and prove his innocence. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 03 Buy Now

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      An entertaining, topical thriller that finds director Tony Scott on solid form and Will Smith confirming his action headliner status.

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      la-deche a Rare you fine a movie with one flaw. Just will smith stunt double was visibly a stunt double lol Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/04/24 Full Review Paul F Captivating the whole time, great watch. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/19/24 Full Review Izaac A A strong thriller entry. Smith, as usual, is the perfect person for this role. Action-packed and thrilling. Well worth a watch. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/31/23 Full Review Kliff H I keep coming back to this techno-thriller, one of the best 90s thriller, actually before its time! Open your eyes. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 10/13/23 Full Review Will G. F It's easy to see why political enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists love this film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/14/23 Full Review Don N This is such a great movie, I recommend everyone (adult age) see it. The story is so well put together. With Hackman, Voight and Smith - you know the acting will be (and is) first rate. This a one of the movies that if I stumble upon it, I have to watch... like Shawshank Redemption OR Saving Private Ryan....... If by some chance you have not yet seen this film - watch it tonight.... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Nell Minow Common Sense Media Decent thriller; not suitable for kids. Rated: 3/5 Dec 24, 2010 Full Review Lisa Alspector Chicago Reader [Its] spirited action is balanced by an almost contemplative attitude toward surveillance phobias and the movie cliches they've spawned. Mar 30, 2009 Full Review Time Out Add Smith's lippy innocent and a host of subcontracted indie fresh faces, and you have the Bruckheimer formula: loud, lavish, seemingly efficient; over-large, over-long, over-plotted. Safe and sorry. Jan 26, 2006 Full Review Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand It’s a shame to see a film about the intelligence community executed with so little intelligence but it’s a fun ride. Aug 19, 2023 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Far ahead of its time in educating society on its rapidly diminishing freedoms from governmental scrutiny, the screenplay favorably manages not to forget to entertain. Rated: 7/10 Sep 11, 2020 Full Review Michael Gaither Santa Cruz Sentinel Scott creates suspense by utilizing believable technology and realistic, well-grounded characters. Rated: B+ Mar 25, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Corrupt National Security Agency official Thomas Reynolds (Jon Voight) has a congressman assassinated to assure the passage of expansive new surveillance legislation. When a videotape of the murder ends up in the hands of Robert Clayton Dean (Will Smith), a labor lawyer and dedicated family man, he is framed for murder. With the help of ex-intelligence agent Edward "Brill" Lyle (Gene Hackman), Dean attempts to throw Reynolds off his trail and prove his innocence.
      Director
      Tony Scott
      Executive Producer
      Andrew Z. Davis, Chad Oman, James W. Skotchdopole
      Screenwriter
      David Marconi
      Distributor
      Buena Vista International [us], Touchstone Home Video, Buena Vista Pictures
      Production Co
      Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 20, 1998, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 4, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $111.5M
      Sound Mix
      SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS, Surround
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