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70
The New York Times
Culminates in a show-stopping action sequence set in midtown Manhattan, directed by Ms. Leder with crisp economy and furious energy.
67
By no means an embarrassment to the fledgling DreamWorks, The Peacemaker is instead a grand, noisy step in the right direction.
63
It looks great. The technical credits are impeccable, and Clooney and Kidman negotiate assorted dangers skillfully. But it's mostly spare parts from other thrillers.
63
The chief terrorist is played nicely with war-weary desperation by Marcel Iures, a Romanian actor with the sucked-in cheeks and ennui of a Jeremy Irons.
58
Entertainment Weekly
The essential spark of surprise is missing. The mechanics of ''breathless'' suspense are blanketed by an atmosphere of creeping caution.
50
His (George Clooney) rugged good looks spell movie star, but his body language spells Don Knotts, without the wit.
50
ReelViews
Isn't much better or worse than the average James Bond movie, except, of course, that it doesn't have the cars, the gadgets, the girls, or Bond himself.
50
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
A ticket to terminal boredom.
40
Ruthlessly efficient and utterly predictable.
25
Christian Science Monitor
MESSAGE Nuclear blackmail is a horrible crime but can be defeated by vigilant and courageous authorities.

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