Absolute Power (1997)

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Absolute Power: Directed by Clint Eastwood. With Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney. Career thief Luther Whitney (Clint Eastwood) witnesses a horrific crime involving U.S. President Alan Richmond (Gene Hackman).

“HIGHS–u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eA very fun plot. Gene Hackman could vilify Ghandi given the right lines. Clint Eastwood as a high-stakes jewel thief?? Iu0026#39;m in heaven. Soft, subtle score; typical of modern Eastwood films. Intense finale that has you rooting for the bad guys, or is it the good guys?? You decide. E. G. Marshallu0026#39;s version of a scorned billionaire is a wonderful turn.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eLOWS–u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI have not read Baldacciu0026#39;s novel this is based upon. But I have to think, Clint Eastwood was not who he had in mind for the elusive cat burglar Luther Whitney. That casting was probably a little too self-serving. Also, I did enjoy the plot. But maybe a touch of more believability would have been nice. The murder scene at the beginning, while necessary for the remainder, may be a touch too implausible for my taste. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003ePARTING IMPRESSION–u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSolid entertainment. This rating denotes that. Sure, wonu0026#39;t win any Oscars, but thatu0026#39;s not why you really want to see a film like this. We all root for these high stakes take-the-money-and-run type finales and here we are satiated in the chicanery, the likes of which could only emanate from D.C. Seven out of ten.”


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