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  • Summary: While snowed in at a diner in Colorado during a freak snowstorm, the President (Pollak) of 2006 must deal with an international military crisis.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 24
  2. Negative: 6 out of 24
  1. 92
    I've not stopped thinking about it -- weighing might-have-beens and alternative courses of action, as though remembering an actual event rather than a nimble, superbly-realized fantasy. That's a first-rate achievement.
  2. Reviewed by: Jim Sullivan
    There is a palpable edge-of-the-seat tension and a number of complex ethnic issues that linger after the movie ends.
  3. 75
    The kind of movie that leaves you with fundamental objections. But that's after it's over. While it's playing, it's surprisingly good.
  4. The setting is cramped and the story is illogical, but it's suspenseful as long as you don't think about it very hard.
  5. Probably serves some useful purpose, despite its ham-fisted preachiness and mediocre acting.
  6. 33
    A new political thriller, has an ending so egregiously stupid that not to reveal it would be a disservice to moviegoers.
  7. 10
    In short, let nothing deter you from staying home.

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