Rules – Sekunden der Entscheidung (2000)

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Rules – Sekunden der Entscheidung: Directed by William Friedkin. With Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley. An attorney defends an officer on trial for ordering his troops to fire on civilians after they stormed a U.S. embassy in a Middle Eastern country.

“This story gets the viewer involved with it right away never lets up, with good performances all around, although Tommy Lee Jones stands out a bit above the rest. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThere are some outstanding action scenes in the first 30 minutes and if you have a 5.1surround system, it gets quite a workout. After that, the story settles down into a court battle. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIts politics are typical Hollywood: the government is corrupt with the main villain the National Security Adviser who burns a video tape that would clear a U.S. Marine colonel from being framed for murder. That colonel also is a black man which makes the story even more politically correct. Samuel J. Jackson plays that role, a Col. u0026quot;Terrry Childers.u0026quot; Jones plays his attorney, u0026quot;Col. Hayes Hodges.u0026quot; The two veteran actors play off each other very well.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIt gets even more dramatic when two other witnesses lie and make justice look almost impossible to attain in the case. But, dramatics aside, itu0026#39;s a good story and certainly an entertaining one. Once again, William Friedkin has directed a good movie.”


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