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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

It WOULD take a murder to get Wesley Snipes into the White House...

Author: Renaldo Matlin from Oslo, Norway
11 April 1999

At first I thought to myself: Wow, this thriller sounds promising, because it is about a murder... in the White House. And as far as I know, that's a place not frequently visited by D.C. homicide detectives. When finally seeing it I thought: Wow, this thriller is awful. I almost expected a Harrison Ford-type of movie, but what I saw was something Steven Seagal could have starred in. Wesley Snipes is always a convincing action hero but he can not perform such miracles as making this movie look good and original. One strong point however: a good supporting-cast. Alan Alda is always nice to watch, and so is Ronny Cox as the president. Daniel Benzali of "Murder One" fame is an impressive actor, and Dennis Miller is always fun, although his talent is a bit wasted this time around as Snipes' partner. However one can't help feeling insulted by the inept scriptwriters if they honestly think we won't figure out who the bad guy is WAY before Snipes does.

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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

A good thriller

Author: Sisko17 from Germany
5 April 1999

This movie represents tension and action in a good way. The two main characters play really good. Do you want to watch an old styled thriller? This is the right movie!!!!!

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2 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

Wesley Snipes & Diane Lane Were Hot Together !

Author: whpratt1 from United States
11 December 2003

The directing of this film and the photography was fantastic for a film dealing with Washington, D.C. and the great stage settings for the White House and the Capitol. Wesley Snipes(Detective Harlan Regis),"Blade II,'02, went to work immediately in the White House Ladies Room and avoided all the RED TAPE that Daniel Benzali(Nick Spikings),"Screwed",2000, could throw at him. Nick was determined to let Regis know that the WHITE HOUSE was his "Home" away from home! The shoot out scenes in the tunnels under Washington, D.C. were simply great and the magic of Diane Lane (Nina Chance),"Mad Dog Time",'96 with Detective Regis got very HOT, both actors put their complete talents to work in this film. Last but not least, Alan Alda,(Alvin Jordan),"M*A*S*H",'72 TV series, played a very important role in this picture, he really wanted to the PRESIDENT!

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0 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Not bad but not great either.

Author: Phoenix-28
31 October 1998

This movie is definitively not in the best movie list but it still features a nice plot. I don't think there is any part of this movie that we can qualify as "thriller" but there's still something that captivates you. Fair : 6/10

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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

murder, intrigue, and coverup in the White House

Author: helpless_dancer from Broken Bow, Oklahoma
7 May 1999

A cop begins an investigation into a murder in the White House. He is stymied at every turn in the name of national security or 'need to know'. With the help of a security agent, the officer learns of a coverup at high levels of the government for a bizarre reason. Pretty good film, but nothing new.

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2 out of 7 people found the following review useful:

you must be kidding.

Author: jeanniebee from richmond, va
4 October 2002

What a silly piece of garbage. Ridiculous story, poor character and plot development, and substandard performances. Add that to some of the most stupid dialogue ever written, and you have a film of such poor quality, everyone involved in making it should be embarrassed. Someone got paid to write this? Amazing.

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0 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

Wesley Snipes and Diane Baker

Author: jyoung-11
26 October 2001

Having acted alongside Sean Connery who appeared in the Hitchcock film, 'Marnie', Wesley Snipes went on to act alongside Diane Baker who also appeared in 'Marnie'. Sadly, Baker was too old for Snipes to snog, but the film as a whole was entertaining enough to maintain interest.

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2 out of 9 people found the following review useful:

Doesn`t Gel Too Good

Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland
19 August 2003

This movie opens with a woman having wild crazy sex at The White House . Insert your own favourite Bill Clinton joke here < If she`s having wild crazy sex at The White House then she`s not called Hilary that`s for sure >

No seriously that`s how MURDER AT 1600 starts and I had a sneaking impression this might have been a docudrama on the Clinton administration but the film doesn`t really play out like that . It starts of as a crime drama , then hints it`s going to be a buddy movie , then sort of becomes a political thriller , then ends up as a somewhat ridiculous conspiracy theory thriller , but these subplots never really come together convincingly . It`s entertaining enough I suppose but compared to what was really going on at The White House at the time MURDER AT 1600 is rather lame.

Don`t talk with your mouth full Monica

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1 out of 8 people found the following review useful:

Boring Wesley Snipes rip-off; even "Absolute Power" was better...

Author: MovieAddict2016 from UK
19 February 2004

Rip-off of Clint Eastwood's "Absolute Power" has investigator Wesley Snipes getting caught up in a murder mystery involving the President of the United States of America. Predictable stuff. Watch "Conspiracy Theory" instead.

2/5 stars.

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