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Metascore

Based on 21 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
A first-rate thriller about arrogance at the top.
90
Newsweek
Eastwood is at his effortless, slyboots best and the film is as preposterous as it is delightful.
88
Chicago Sun-Times
A tight, taut thriller with a twist.
75
Eastwood is perfect as the bad guy (a thief) you root for.
75
ReelViews
A fairly routine thriller that gets high marks as a result of tight pacing and top-notch acting.
63
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
The content is eminently forgettable but the thing has definitely got style.
60
Empire
A film that is entertaining but not seriously absorbing.
50
Entertainment Weekly
Glum and depersonalized, as if Eastwood couldn't muster the energy to guide us through this maze of improbable twists. [14 Feb 1997, p. 39]
50
USA Today
Eastwood gutsily stages the extended opening slowly and methodically... [But u]nintentional yuks litter an otherwise somber political thriller adapted from David Baldacci's novel.
50
An old man's movie, filled with regret over things lost, corrupted and spoiled.

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