As the film opens on an Oklahoma farm during the depression, two simultaneous visitors literally hit the Wagoneer home: a ruinous dust storm and a convertible crazily driven by Red, the ... See full summary »
Based on the novel by David Baldacci, Absolute Power is about the ruthlessness of people in power. The President believes that everything he does is beyond reproach, including an affair or two. That leads to murder and everyone around him is involved. There is only one witness, a thief named Luther Whitney. They are sure he'll talk, but when? The Secret Service is determined to keep him quiet, but catching a thief isn't always easy. Written by
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Initially I must say I'm a huge fan of Clint Eastwood, both as an actor and as a director. I love and admire his unforced and natural style of both acting and directing.
I just now have watched this movie and am really disappointed. In one sentence - in my opinion - Clint didn't put his heart to this movie. No wonder, the plot is very weak, predictable and very, very artificial. I didn't believe a single moment in the movie. Also the screenplay contains only simple sentences what makes the characters quite flat. This is projected to the acting which is not really good. I haven't noticed one actor that would really try to do his best. All of the main actors can perform much better. But again this script wouldn't allow them. And finally I get to the directing jog - again quite poor. Clint definitely didn't push the actors and somewhat let them float through the scenes on a medium level.
Summary - for a huge fan of Clint big disappointment. Average thriller with predictable and synthetic plot.
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