Hotshot Washington lawyer, Robert Dean becomes a victim of high-tech identity theft when a hacker slips an incriminating video into his pocket. Soon, a rogue National Security agent sets out to recover the tape – and destroy Dean.
|Release Date||:||November 20, 1998|
|Genres||:||Action, Drama, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Scott Free Productions, Touchstone Pictures, No Such Productions|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Casts||:||Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Regina King, Ian Hart, Lisa Bonet, Barry Pepper, James Le Gros, Jake Busey, Scott Caan, Jamie Kennedy, Jason Lee, Gabriel Byrne, Jascha Washington, Stuart Wilson, Jack Black, Anna Gunn, Laura Cayouette, Loren Dean, Bodhi Elfman, Dan Butler, Grant Heslov, Ivana Miličević, Seth Green, Philip Baker Hall, Jason Robards, Tom Sizemore, Brian Markinson, Larry King, Tom Quinn, Brenna McDonough, Bobby Boriello, Carl Mergenthaler, Donna W. Scott, Allison Sie, Lillo Brancato, John Capodice, Arthur J. Nascarella, Frank Medrano, Joseph Patrick Kelly, Lennox Brown, Nancy Yee, Christopher Lawrence|
|Plot Keywords||:||corruption, washington d.c., helicopter, falsely accused person, identity, mexican standoff, blackmail, intelligence, wiretap, satellite, politics, exploding building, suspense, mystery, mafia, conspiracy, lawyer, crime, privacy, surveillance, baltimore maryland, nsa, secret hideout|
Enemy Of The State is one of the few movies I went out of my way to see in the theater ( I'm a video-rental guy) and it's indeed a grand action-movie. The big surplus is of course the great messages behind the film. It entails a fear that we all have in some degree, the loss of our privacy. Of course all the Hollywood-elements are present: the returning catchphrases and jokes, the over-dramatic scenes, etc. but Scott never goes too far. The pacing is great and the film's over before you know it even though it has a relatively long run-time( for an action-movie) of 120 min. Will Smith is solid but Gene Hackman is the one who steals the show. It's the first movie I saw that starred him (I was only 10 when the movie came out and I've been a big fan ever since.
Tony Scott's new movie, Deja Vu, really is a lot like EOTS in many ways but I still deem EOTS to be superior. Deja Vu is great of course but I guess I add some sentimental value to EOTS. It's really a must-see for action/thriller fans and I do not say this lightly.
EOTS fully deserves it's 8